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Don't Panic, Sony's Already Made Plans for the Next Century of PlayStation

Posted by Kell Andersen

Wait, what?

We always knew that Sony was a forward thinking company, but this is getting ridiculous. Big wigs Andrew House and Mark Cerny will both take to the stage at this year's Develop conference to deliver a keynote on the history and future of the PlayStation brand. Titled '20 years of PlayStation, 40 years of Console Games, and 100 Years to Come', the talk will also focus on the ways in which the Japanese giant helped to make video games the absurdly popular medium that they are today.

"It's hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the arrival of the first PlayStation," House said in a statement regarding the keynote. "Mark Cerny and I will look back over this fantastic period in which console gaming became mainstream, how our experiences shaped PlayStation 4, and where the industry will go from here."

Affable system architect Mark Cerny will also be receiving a 'Development Legend Award' at the conference for his outstanding contributions to the world of interactivity. If we weren't so busy writing this story, we would probably be shedding a solitary tear right now. Instead, we're shuddering at the thought of slaving over a keyboard for the next century.

Will you be tuning in for the firm's official nostalgia session, or are you more concerned with what the immediate future will bring? Reminisce on 20 years of PlayStation goodness in the comments section below.

[via polygon.com]

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User Comments (12)

Demi_God

#5

Demi_God said:

yea, I hope they pull out of the handheld market after the Vita runs it's course. Nintendo has the handheld market dominated and I doubt Sony will catch up to that.

charlesnarles

#6

charlesnarles said:

@get2sammyb EXACTLY lol
I can't wait to see what the future holds. We're all gonna be like Rip Van Winkle when we're old wondering what the hell happened to wires

bbq_boy

#7

bbq_boy said:

Gimme a chance to get the ps4 before ps5!! As for vita - everyone I know loves it! From students to office workers. Just need to quiet the critics and odd 3DS troll! Bring on Persona 5! Bring on freedom wars! Come on monster hunter g unite mmorpg! Bring on nidhoog! Apotheon! Soul sacrifice delta! raise those pom poms :)

Jaz007

#8

Jaz007 said:

Planning beyond when you'll be dead and it won't be an issue for you. Now that's dedication.

banacheck

#10

banacheck said:

(Mark Cerny will also be receiving a 'Development Legend Award)

Mark Cerny definitely deserves it, he has been in the industry since the age of 17. Working for the like of Atari, Sega and obviously Sony, he has worked on Uncharted, Resistance, Sonic the Hedgehog, Jak and Daxter and meny more. He has obviously been acknowledged before now but it's good to see him be acknowledged for development.

WaLzgiStaff

#12

WaLzgi said:

Um, video games were already popular by the time Playstation came out...I believe Nintendo should be the one who gets credit for bringing games back to the mainstream

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