PlayStation's 'From Bedrooms to Billions' Documentary Trailer Shows Gaming's Evolution Since 1994
Featuring interviews from Hideo Kojima, ‘Resident Evil’ co-creator Shinji Mikami, and more.
As the debut of Sony’s PlayStation 5 draws near, an independent documentary delving into the history of the console family is finally coming out after a lengthy production cycle. The documentary, titled From Bedrooms to Billions: The PlayStation Revolution, will feature interviews software icons and brand executives directly responsible for ushering the console into the market and progressing the gaming medium with its exclusive titles. Folks like PlayStation boss Jim Ryan, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, lead PS5 architect Mark Cerny, and Resident Evil co-creator Shinji Mikami make appearances.
The documentary was funded via Kickstarter in 2016 from UK filmmakers Nicola Caulfield and Anthony Caulfield before PlayStation executive Shuehei Yoshida went on to back the project. The duo is also known for its previously helmed documentaries about the video game industry in the UK and the Amiga Years.
The original PlayStation initially released in Japan during December 1994, but it didn’t debut in the United States or Europe until September 1995. The home console earned a Guinness World Record for best-selling console brand during the 25th anniversary of its Japanese launch. The forthcoming PlayStation 5 is due to arrive this Holiday 2020.
The trailer for From Bedrooms to Billions: The PlayStation Revolution dropped ahead of the documentary’s September 7 release date. Although the film will be available on VOD, Blu-Ray, and DVD, there’s a special edition version slated to arrive at a later date. The special edition will have features showcasing the creation of Gran Turismo and Wipeout alongside a Director’s Cut commentary.
In other gaming news, Cuphead recently made its PlayStation 4 debut.