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PlayStation has formed a game preservation team

A spate of social media posts indicate the nascent division will focus on preserving PlayStation franchises.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

April 27, 2022

1 Min Read
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It looks like PlayStation has formed a new team dedicated to game preservation.

As spotted by VGC, a spate of social media posts indicate the nascent division will focus on preserving PlayStation franchises to "ensure our industry's history isn't forgotten."

In a post on Twitter, PlayStation's new senior build engineer Garrett Fredley said he'd be joining the "newly created preservation team" as one of its initial hires.

Elaborating on Linkedin, Fredley explained he'd been hired by PlayStation Studios QA manager Mike Bishop, who in a separate post shared three months ago said PlayStation was eager to ramp up its preservation efforts.

"We have a really interesting, exciting, and unique technical opportunity within the team right now - the day-to-day focus is on IP Preservation for the business, ensuring the titles of today are captured, catalogued and secured for the games industry of tomorrow," wrote Bishop earlier this year.

The news comes shortly after Sony announced its expanded PlayStation Plus offering will grant Premium tier subscribers access to a catalog of "beloved classic games."

Game Developer has reached out to PlayStation for more information on the new team.

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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