RIP Bernie Stolar, Who Helped Launch Both The PlayStation And Dreamcast

Bernie Stolar, one of the most important video game executives of the 1990s,

has passed away at the age of 75, GamesBeat reports.

Stolar began working in the video game business in 1980, first founding a coin-

op company before moving to Atari. There he did everything from working on

their arcade games, to their later home console efforts, to of all things, leading

development on the Lynx, Atari’s infamously enormous handheld device.

He then moved to Sony where he helped found the American division of the

company’s PlayStation brand, serving as the company’s first executive vice president.

While at Sony his biggest achievement was lining up a number of studios and properties for the PlayStation’s early library of games