Watch Two Sony Execs Talk About The Future Of PlayStation

Nothing like listening to a couple of original gamers reminisce and talk shop. Andrew House and Mark Cerny, two key players at Sony who helped bring the PS4 into existence with their respective expertise, sat down for a chat about all things PlayStation recently at the industry-focused Develop conference.

You can watch the whole thing in the video up top. House is the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Cerny served as the system architect for the PS4, so they provide a handy Yin and Yang perspective showing how the commercial and technical structures at play during each PlayStation generation influenced the consoles themselves and the games that ended up appearing on them. It’s a wide-ranging conversation that touches on the early history of the PlayStation division (House likens it to a very small startup within a much larger company), the ever-present struggle of figuring out how to present video games as a legitimate form of entertainment, and the alternative versions of the PS4 that were tossed around before settling on the one that launched last December.


  • Going by that first line OG has a new meaning now? I missed this memo but I’ll happily take this title.

  • Surprised this didn’t have its own article tbh… Sony has essentially stated that they don’t know where they are heading with the vita in the western markets and have at this point in time no definitive future plans to introduce AAA titles for the system. The comments House made were basically as good as saying we have been treating the vita as a neglected child for a while but if sales pick up (without doing anything to encourage sales) we will welcome it back with open arms by releasing all those great AAA games we promised you (Bioshock, COD etc). But why would you knowingly buy a vita if you are interested in AAA titles knowing that Sony has no current plans in terms of the vita’s direction for the foreseeable future.

    TLDR: Finally digging my vita out of my draw and it is going to EB when i am next there.

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