Mark Cerny dreams of PlayStation’s legacy matching Nintendo
PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny has shared his dream that Sony can build a legacy that delivers the same enduring impact as that Nintendo has had on the games industry.
“I have a great friend who lives in Kyoto in the eastern part of Japan,” Cerny discussed with the audience at Gamelab in Barcelona this morning.
“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.”
Cerny’s presentation had covered his career, the skills he acquired throughout this period, and why he had been chosen to lead the development of the PlayStation 4 hardware.