“Today is my first day as a Senior Build Engineer for PlayStation, working as one of the first hires for the newly formed Preservation team!” Garrett Fredley wrote on Monday. “Game preservation was my first professional passion. It was my first foray into the world of Software Engineering / Dev Ops and into a world that so many are unaware of.”
Fredley’s previous experience includes a stint at EA where he oversaw the preservation of the FIFA franchise. For those curious about his work, he also pointed this out a presentation he held at the Game Developers Conference 2019.
Last year, PlayStation drew criticism for its decision— make it difficult to access the libraries of these old systems. It went back and said the store would but PSP access was .
PlayStation did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the Game Preservation Team.