Sony Has Created a New Game Preservation Department

As revealed by a new hire, Sony apparently established a new Preservation team which most likely will save and maintain old PlayStation games.

Sony PlayStation has apparently set up a new "Preservation" team, according to Garrett Fredley, a new employee who took to Twitter and LinkedIn to tell about his appointment as a Senior Build Engineer at the newly-formed team.

"Game Preservation was my first career passion. It was my first foray into the world of Software Engineering / Dev Ops, and into a world that so many are unaware of," shared Fredley. "Let's go and ensure our industry's history isn't forgotten!"

Fredley noted that this is a completely new team, although he didn't specify what his new role will entail or what the goals of this division are. However, certain assumptions about Sony's intentions and plans can already be made considering Fredley's experience at EA where he used to "solely lead the preservation efforts for the FIFA franchise, resulting in the complete archival of multiple titles".


Most likely, the team in charge of this video game preservation could help the company to ensure that PlayStation classics are accessible and available on the various consoles. The news of the new division at the company comes in line with Sony's recent announcement of the PlayStation Plus transformation as the upcoming Premium tier will bring a selection of classic games from the original PlayStation, PS2, PS3, and PSP generations.

Although it's worth noting that while the majority of these games will be available on PS5 via emulation, PS3 titles will only be playable via cloud streaming.

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