FBTB: THE PLAYSTATION REVOLUTION (SPECIAL EDITION)

The PlayStation Revolution is an independent documentary feature film that uncovers the incredible story behind the creation of the Sony PlayStation. It is an essential watch for anyone interested in video games and the history of the biggest entertainment industry on earth. The film investigates why Sony decided to enter the video games business, when it was already dominated by both Nintendo and Sega, who not only produced their own hardware but made and published fantastic games. To compete, Sony would not only have to design and build a new piece of hardware, but they would have to find a way to persuade the game development industry to take a chance and develop games for it long before it even came out!

What Sony would achieve with their console was a true revolution for the games industry, a combination of cutting edge hardware, technology and incredible sound capability all in one console. Featuring interviews with the people behind the console alongside some of the world’s most legendary video game developers, responsible for smash hit titles such as Tomb Raider, Wipeout, God of War, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Gran Turismo, Tekken, Driver, Crash Bandicoot, Shadow of the Colossus, Ridge Racer, Ratchet and Clank, Grand Theft Auto 3, Oddworld, Jak and Daxter and many others.

The PlayStation Revolution is the third in the From Bedrooms to Billions series, films that chronicle the hidden story of the video games industry.

Special Features

● Creating Wipeout - RT - 10mins 31 sec
(featuring game creator Nick Burcombe and Psygnosis founder Ian Hetherington)

● Creating Gran Turismo - RT - 19mins 12 secs
(featuring creator Kazunori Yamauchi)

● Net Yaroze - RT - 6mins 46 secs
(featuring Phil Harrison and Paul Holman)

● Audio on PS2 - 3mins 12 secs
(featuring Jason Page)

● Director's commentary with Anthony Caulfield, Nicola Caulfield, Heather Gibson & Gavin Rummery (Tomb Raider), Steve Merrett (PlayStation journo) and Shahid Ahmad (former Sony PlayStation dev commissioner)

● Photo Gallery

Subtitles for main feature in Eng, Eng (CC), Fra, Ger, Spa, Ita, Por (Br)

  • FROM BEDROOMS TO BILLIONS: THE PLAYSTATION REVOLUTION - FULL MOVIE

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    The PlayStation Revolution is an independent documentary feature film that uncovers the incredible story behind the creation of the Sony PlayStation. It is an essential watch for anyone interested in video games and the history of the biggest entertainment industry on earth. The film investigates...

  • Creating WIPEOUT

    10m

    Wipeout was a standout title for the original PlayStation and this short film made up from deleted scenes from The PlayStation Revolution feature film covers how and why it was created. Featuring interviews with game developer Nick Burcombe and Psygnosis co-founder Ian Hetherington.

  • Creating GRAN TURISMO

    19m

    In a large deleted sequence from the feature film 'The PlayStation Revolution' Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi discusses how the franchise got started.

  • Creating NET YAROZE

    6m 46s

    Phil Harrison & Paul Holman discuss the original plan for lowering the barriers of entry for aspiring PlayStation game developers and then how the Net Yaroze project came to be.

  • PS2 AUDIO
    3m 12s

    PS2 AUDIO

    3m 12s

    In a deleted scene from The PlayStation Revolution, former PlayStation Audio engineer Jason Page shares some insights into the PS2 Audio capabilities and how it was an evolution over the original PS1 audio.

  • THE PLAYSTATION REVOLUTION - FULL MOVIE WITH COMMENTARY

    2h 42m

    Full movie with Director's commentary, featuring Anthony Caulfield, Nicola Caulfield, Heather Gibson & Gavin Rummery (Tomb Raider), Steve Merrett (PlayStation journo) and Shahid Ahmad (former Sony PlayStation dev commissioner).

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