Today Mark Cerny and Andrew House hosted the opening keynote of the Develop Conference in Brighton, UK, and the organization’s YouTube channel posted two videos showing highlights from the panel.
In the videos at the bottom of the post you can hear about the development of the PS4, including the many discussions that saw House and Cerny on kind of different sides of the fence where budgets and performance conflicted.
In addition to that, the pair also talks about PlayStation Now and their predictions for the near future of gaming and Sony. Interestintly enough, the normally cool and collected House seems to be more willing to make wilder predictions than the visionary Cerny, who believes it’s not really possible to predict what the next six or eight years are going to bring.
Yet Cerny believes that Sony is now getting close to having a continuity comparable to what Nintendo has, with people that worked together with many years. He feels that understanding the company’s past will guide them in the future.
Cerny also believes that with Jim Ryan and Shawn Layden on the business side, Shuhei Yoshida on the games and himself on the hardware, each of them is “very empowered” within his own sphere to go ahead and drive his part of the business.