The PlayStation Museum collects,
studies, and interprets the hardware, video games, design,
and all related materials regarding the history of the
original Sony PlayStation game console.
On-line web resource
Beyond collecting and preserving such materials, the
PlayStation Museum is a highly interactive, media-based
educational web resource devoted to Sony PlayStation
Preserving the history of the games industry
Sony forever changed the video gaming landscape with the
launch of the PlayStation. Without the support of game
developers, the Sony PlayStation brand would not have been
the success that it is. The PlayStation Museum strives
to recognize the efforts, creative designs and history of Sony PlayStation
Insights, the PlayStation Museum gives developers a
platform to document and share in depth their challenges
and accomplishments developing PlayStation video games.
These exclusive insights are often publicized through
major video game news outlets including GameSetWatch (a
Gamasutra blog), Joystiq, and Kotaku. Developers
often share with the PlayStation Museum their
experiences, artwork, design documents, and other media
with the goal of preserving their work and receiving
recognition for their hard work and creativity. At
no time will any media or experiences be shared to the
public without the developer's complete understanding,
approval, and explicit consent.
Through social media
channels the PlayStation Museum promotes current and
past developer projects.
Museum has garnered support from developers and
publishers worldwide with the same goal of preserving the
history of PlayStation game development.
Developers, former or current, include: 989 Studios,
Acclaim, Accolade, Activision, Argonaut, Blue Sky, Capcom, CAPS, Electronic Arts, Gray Matter, GT
Interactive, Infogrames, Namco, Naughty Dog, Neversoft,
Player 1, Psygnosis, Realtime Associates, Runecraft, SCE
Worldwide Studios, Sony Interactive Studios America,
Squaresoft, Universal Studios Interactive, Viacom New
Media, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Visual
Concepts, and more.
Support the PlayStation Museum with word of mouth
The PlayStation Museum relies heavily on word of mouth
within the game development community to support the efforts
of historical game preservation. If you were a
developer of Sony PlayStation games and would like to
participate in documenting your experiences with Sony's
machine or know someone who would be interested, please
contact the PlayStation Museum today.
The PlayStation Museum continues to give back to the
community. In 2008 the PlayStation Museum was saddened
to receive news that Erick Dyke, co-founder of n-Space
and supporter of game preservation, had passed away. A
number of items from the PlayStation Museum archives were
auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the Erick S. Dyke
memorial at Michigan Technological University. In
2010, with the support of SingleTrac and former executives
from SCEA, the PlayStation Museum auctioned off exclusively
signed PlayStation memorabilia which raised nearly $1,200
for the American Cancer Society.
The PlayStation Museum
works and shares knowledge with the International Center for
the History of Electronic Games' eGameRevolution exhibit.
There are future plans to allow ICHEG to display various
PlayStation game development hardware and related materials
in a museum exhibit. This international exhibit
encourages people to learn and understand the history of
PlayStation game development.
The PlayStation Museum seeks to ensure that present and
future generations can explore the history of PlayStation,
understand how Sony PlayStation began and evolved,
appreciate who played what roles in that evolution, and
grasp the impact that Sony PlayStation had on society.
History of the PlayStation Museum
The PlayStation Museum is the
longest running active web-resource dedicated solely to
preserving the history of PlayStation.
||"Things move so fast
in the game industry that developers are
always in danger of forgetting their roots.
Thanks to the PlayStation Museum and other
indie efforts to preserve our history, new
generations of developers can learn from the
experience of the ones who came before...
and old gamers can enjoy reminiscing, too.
Good work, guys."
Ernest Adams, founder of the
International Game Developers' Association
truly amazing site that is dedicated to
preserving the history of Sony's machine.
Here you will find reviews and features, as
well as lots of data relating to unreleased
titles or prototypes. Well worth a
visit if you have a few hours to spare."
Retro Gamer Collection Volume 5