Twenty-five years in the past, the unique PlayStation went on sale for the primary time in Japan. With a lineup led by Ridge Racer and the promise of a 3D future, Sony shortly outpaced Sega and Nintendo and went on to dominate the online game console market.

To have a good time the anniversary, we wished to do one thing a bit totally different, so earlier this 12 months we began speaking with video manufacturing group Archipel — which you will know from its recent Dreamcast retrospective — about producing a documentary wanting again on what it was like behind the scenes engaged on Sony’s first console.

The result’s the video you see above: Memories of Play, a retrospective have a look at PlayStation centered round an off-the-cuff dinner in Tokyo.

Rather than deal with video games, we wished to spotlight the enterprise and know-how behind Sony’s {hardware}. So we introduced collectively former Sony executives Makoto Iwai and Shuji Utsumi alongside tech specialists Kazuyuki Hashimoto (Final Fantasy 7) and Masanori Yamada (Tekken) to replicate on the challenges Sony and its builders overcame getting PlayStation off the bottom.

From working with temperamental visionary Ken Kutaragi, to the restricted reminiscence out there for video games, to not being allowed to depart their workplace with out permission resulting from tight deadlines, the group got here ready with stories to tell.

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