PlayStation's big business these days, but that wasn't always the case. Back in the early 90s, electronics giant Sony was rather reluctant to create its own console – with its board of directors voting against Ken Kutaragi's proposal. The firm's wily CEO Norio Ohga believed in the project so much, though, that he sent the hot-headed veteran to Sony Music's office, where work continued on the system in secret. The rest, of course, is history.
And now a new documentary aims to tell the tale of Sony Computer Entertainment's rise to world domination. From Bedrooms to Billions: The PlayStation Revolution is a 90 minute feature by London-based filmmakers Antony and Nicola Caulfield which will plot PlayStation's progression from plucky contender to world conquerer. It will depict Sony's battle with Nintendo and SEGA in the mid-90s, and will also consider how the brand has matured since its debut over two decades ago.
It's set for release in May 2017 if the creators can raise £50,000 on Kickstarter, with the campaign already sitting at almost £30,000 with over two weeks to go. It's a lot of money, but the Caulfield's have a great track-record; the original From Bedrooms to Billions depicted the history of the British games industry, and received rave reviews upon release, so you can be pretty sure of a high-quality documentary here.
Pledging just £10 will get you a digital copy of the feature, while DVD and Blu-ray options are available as well. We'll be funding this, but if you need a little more convincing, you can check out the full campaign page through here.