PlayTV Set For September In UK
U.S. gamers may already have the downloadable movie service on the PlayStation Store, but European gamers are getting the edge with PlayTV later this fall. Revealed earlier, this digital video recorder add-on is guaranteed to generate more interest in the PS3.
And now, SCEE president David Reeves has confirmed to Eurogamer that PlayTV will launch in Europe "from September to December," beginning with a September 10 date for the UK. Furthermore, it seems we can add another little useful nugget of information: as soon as PS3 owners heard about PlayTV, they wondered if they'd be able to record TV while playing a game. And as it turns out: yes, you will. All you have to have is the latest firmware update - 2.41 - and you're good to go. "It was very difficult for some of the tech guys but we had to include it in the firmware upgrade, 2.41, but it's done now," said Reeves. Hence, if you want to record your favorite show while playing some Resistance 2 this winter, feel free!
PlayTV will retail for a price of EUR$99 when it launches, and both Australia and New Zealand can expect the service to arrive in "January or February" of 2009. As for the U.S...well, we've still got the better Store inventory!
7/17/2008 Ben Dutka