Bold words indeed

PS4 system architect Mark Cerny has revealed his hope that in years to come, Sony's status within the games industry will match that of rival Nintendo.

Speaking at Gamelab in Barcelona, Cerny said:

I have a great friend who lives in Kyoto in the eastern part of Japan. He runs a developer there and he's worked with both Sony Computer Entertainment and Nintendo over the years, and he says that what he respects the most about Nintendo is the incredible continuity they have in the form of a core group of individuals that has now worked together for over 30 years.

Well, we on the PlayStation side of the business have only about 20 years together now, but I'm really looking forward to the next decade or two with Shu [Yoshida], Andy [House] and the other amazing talents of Sony Computer Entertainment, and I think by the end of it we'll even have my friend in Kyoto telling everyone how our values - held strongly over a great period of time - had such an influence over the world of games.

We're guessing the Kyoto-based friend Cerny is talking about is Dylan Cuthbert, the founder of Q-Games which has worked with Sony on the PixelJunk series and with Nintendo on titles like Star Fox Command and Star Fox 3D.

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