How the PS4 was born–Mark Cerny explains

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Do you know who Mark Cerny is? Well you should. Mark is the brains behind the PlayStation 4 but more interestingly Mark doesn’t work for Sony, he’s just contracted in.

This is the first time this has ever happened and is an amazing event when you think about how much secrecy is around the development of new consoles. What makes it even better is that since Mark is a contractor he doesn’t need to attend all those stupid corporate meetings, or worry about shareholders, or internal politics.

In fact he doesn’t have to worry about anything other than creating the very best gaming console on the planet and then answering to the millions of gamers out there if he gets it wrong.. so yeah no pressure.

And this is why the software developers and partners are all raving about how the PlayStation 4 has been built because Mark Cerny is a veteran software developer.Working on hit titles like California Games, Sony the Hedgehog 2, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Resistance 2, Killzone 3 and is currently directing Knack.

In this video Mark explains how it all came about while frankly explaining how the PS3 got it so wrong in the beginning.

I wonder if Microsoft is watching this and wondering how much they need to throw at Mark to get him to fill the hole that Mattrick left?

Last Updated: July 2, 2013

Gavin Mannion

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