Mark Cerny Would’ve Stopped Making Games Had It Not Been For Akira Sato’s Advice

Mark Cenry

Mark Cerny, the brilliant architect behind the popular upcoming next-generation console from Sony, the PlayStation 4 as well as the lead architect for PlayStation Vita, recently answered some of the questions asked by the community in a video.

In a question asked by GigaBowser007 about how creating Knack fit in with the work on the PlayStation 4. To which Mark Cerny gave an interesting reply saying that having both roles he actually talked with Akira Sato, who was the chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment at the time as to whether he, Mark Cerny, should continue making games. Akira Sato adviced Cerny that the long term value to the organization was because he was making games and if it was all possible he should continue making them.

The origin of having both roles is, I had a conversation with Akira Sato, who was the chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment at the time, about whether or not I should even continue making games and his advice was, a lot of my long term value to the organization was because I was making games and if at all possible I should keep doing this.

What would’ve been your response if Mark Cerny would’ve stopped making games? Would it have an affect on you? Let us know in the comments below.