PS3 Book Kickstarter Unofficial History
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Unofficial PS3 History Book Smashes Kickstarter Goal

A Kickstarter campaign on a 320-page book detailing the “unofficial history” of the PS3 has smashed through its initial goal. Titled “It Only Did Everything,” the hardcover is written by Sandeep Rai, the author of “Vita Means Life” that also had a successful Kickstarter campaign. The book, set to release in June 2023, will chronicle the lifespan of the PlayStation 3 “from its rocky launch to its impressive comeback.”

PS3 book will feature developer interviews

Rai, who is also known as 2 Old 4 Gaming on Twitter and YouTube, explains in the book’s Kickstarter that it will feature the history of the PS3 as well as retrospectives on the console’s most important games.

The planned list of games to be covered is quite long, but it will notably include The Last of Us, Uncharted, Killzone, Journey, and even PlayStation Home. (Will these games be emulated on the PS5?) Many of these retrospectives will be written by outside contributors like Colin Moriarty, Ian Scherer, Dan Richards, and more. Rai is reaching out to the developers for those games for interviews and hopes to share more information on that front in the future.

At the time of this writing, the Kickstarter for the PS3 book has already more than doubled its initial $14,796 goal with a total of $32,976 pledged. This means that its first two stretch goals have been met, so that it will include a bookmark and one-shot magazine featuring the top 100 PS3 games as voted by the campaign’s backers. The only stretch goal left, which will give the book a sewn bounding for better longevity, is set at around $60,000 (or £50,000).