Game news Video Game Preservation: PlayStation makes its business out of it
PlayStation has reportedly created a special section dedicated to the preservation of video games. To announce it yesterday on the social network Twitter was one of his recent recruits, Garrett Fredley.
- A department dedicated to conservation?
- PlayStation: retro games where and for what?
A department dedicated to conservation?
PlayStation recently created a department dedicated to the preservation of video games. It was through Garrett Fredley, recently hired by the publisher, who announced it via a tweet in which he talks about his first day as a Senior construction engineer :
Today is my first day as a Senior Build Engineer at @Game stationworking as one of their first hires for the newly created Preservation team!
Preserving the game was my first professional passion, so I’m thrilled to be able to go back to those roots 😊
—Garrett Fredley (@SomeCronzaGuy) April 25, 2022
Today is my first day as a Senior Build Engineer at PlayStation, one of their first hires in the newly created curatorial department. Video game curation was my first professional passion, so I’m excited to go back to my roots.
PlayStation: retro games where and for what?
What do we know about this new department? And well, besides its creation, not much. We therefore hope that PlayStation will communicate on this topic in the weeks or even days to come, although we can get an idea of the various projects this new team will be undergoing. For instance, there are still questions about PS VR 2 : it is not known if the new virtual reality system of PlayStation, made official at the beginning of the year with Horizon: The call of the mountain will be compatible with games from the first PS VR.
On the other hand, it is also the restyling of PlayStation Plus to commit PlayStation to retro games: scheduled for June 22, this new model includes a subscription plan Premium which offers the ability to download games for PSP, PlayStation and PS2, as well as the ability to stream games for PS3 and PS4. This formula is therefore committed to preserving the legacy of PlayStation.
An initiative not shared by all manufacturers: last February Nintendo announced the 3DS and Wii U digital stores closed. It will take place in 2023 and will make any purchase or use of credits on these stores impossible. And in his Frequently Asked Questions about this closure, Nintendo states “not planning anything in the future to resolve the situation“. An initiative that had then provoked the anger of the Video Game Heritage Foundationwho had accused Big N of destroy the history of video games.
Of Charlan MhgBy writing jeuxvideo.com