PLAYSTATION ANTHOLOGY

Fabien Mellado, Mathieu Manent, Antoine Clerc-Renaud, Franck Latour

 

To celebrate a console that brought wonder into the lives of so many, and a brand that reshaped the whole entertainment industry, the authors retrace Sony's incredible journey, from the company's creation following World War II, to the machine's retirement in the early 2000's. Throughout the 26 interviews, important figures of the period recount their experiences with unabashed honesty, painting a detailed picture of the great venture led by Ken Kutaragi. Much like the Nintendo 64 Anthology, the PlayStation Anthology is unique in both form and content.


HISTORY

To fully appreciate the scale of the PlayStation phenomenon, you first have to learn of its genesis and the context in which it was developed, and understand the commercial and marketing power of Sony itself. The PlayStation Anthology sheds light on the birth of the PlayStation and Sony, the company's triumphs as well as its shortcomings, its strategies, technological advancements and, of course, its fantastical games library.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS


ENGLISH (HARDCOVER - CLASSIC) ISBN: 9781605849409 Year: 2017 Pages: 444

ENGLISH (HARDCOVER - COLLECTORS) ISBN: 9791093752334 Year: 2017 Pages: 460


This book was originally released with 2 versions; the Classic Edition and the Collector's Edition which was a Kickstarter Exclusive. The Collector's Edition was identical to the Classic Edition, but included 16 additional pages.


INDUSTRY FIGURES

  • Lorne Lanning (Oddworld Inhabitants – Abe’s Oddysee, Abe’s Exoddus)

  • Charles Cecil (Revolution Software – Broken Sword)

  • Yūji Horii (Enix – Dragon Quest)

  • Rodney Greenblat (PaRappa the Rapper)

  • Osamu Sato (Asmik – LSD)

  • Kanta Watanabe (Fill-in-Café – Panzer Bandit, Rakugaki Showtime)

  • Hitoshi Sakimoto (Square Enix – Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy Tactics)

  • Martin Edmondson (Reflections – Destruction Derby, Driver)

  • Hiromasa Iwasaki (Denkegi PlayStation)

  • Masaya Matsuura (Composer – PaRappa the Rapper)

  • Denis Friedman (Psygnosis – Adidas Power Soccer, The City of Lost Children)

  • Jason Rubin (Naughty Dog – Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter)

  • Carlo Perconti (Toka – Burning Road)

  • Michiru Yamane (Composer– Castlevania)

  • Pascal Jarry (SCEE – Porsche Challenge, Rapid Racer)

  • Naosuke Arai (Technosoft – Thunder Storm)

  • Yokoyama Hideyuki (Atlus – Thousand Arms, Legend of Kartia)

  • Julien Merceron (Ubisoft – Rayman 2)

  • Yoshinori Kitase (Square Enix – Final Fantasy)

  • Tommy Tallarico (Composer – Time Crisis, Earthworm Jim)

  • Harada Katsuhiro (Namco – Tekken)

  • Minoru Kidooka (Arc – Guilty Gear)

  • Suda51 (Grasshopper – Silver Case)

  • Akitoshi Kawazu (Square Enix – Final Fantasy, SaGa Frontier)

  • Ian Livingstone (Eidos – Tomb Raider)

  • Hideaki Itsuno (Capcom – Street Fighter Alpha, Star Gladiator)

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