Sony closed out its latest State of Play broadcast with a hype-inducing Ghost of Tsushima teaser, but before that, things got serious with a message from the father of PlayStation. Yes, Ken Kutaragi himself appeared on the stream with a pre-recorded statement in celebration of the platform's 25th anniversary. You can watch it back in the video above.

Kutaragi-san recalls Sony's intent to create a gaming platform for everyone. When the original PlayStation arrived in 1994, video games were largely considered entertainment for children, but this new platform offered a more grown-up approach for a wider audience. Kutaragi-san says a warm thank you to everyone who has helped create, or simply enjoyed, PlayStation games over the years.

Nice one, Ken -- and thanks to you for helping bring PlayStation to life in the first place.