Info Begins To Flow For PS3's Torne
What is "Torne?" Well, it was first announced in Japan last week and the latest issue of Famitsu provides us with even more details. ...wait, that doesn't really answer the question, does it?
Okay, Torne is what SCE hardware planner Kiyoto Shibuya calls an attempt at making a "truly PS3-like DVR." "We built this from the ground up to be a uniquely PlayStation product, and I think the results show that limiting your feature set can be a good thing," he said. (source- 1Up) Yep, Torne is a video recording device for your PS3, and in addition to being fully compatible with the PSP (you can use your handheld as a remote control), it appears you can even earn Trophies by utilizing Torne. Said Shibuya:
"It's compatible with the PS3 trophy system, and you can get trophies for things like watching final episodes from a lot of TV series, for example."
Torne will be available next month in Japan for the price of 9980 yen, and consumers will also have the option of a model that comes complete with a 250GB hard drive for recording purposes. But that'll cost you 42,800 yen, so... Shibuya adds that this could be "a way to convince your wife to buy a PS3. If she says 'no game systems,' just tell her that it's for video recording. We'd all be very happy if it worked out that way." Ah, we like your thinking there, Kiyoto! Good show! We need more ways of tricking the ladies into becoming part of our industry. ;)
As for the US, we don't know when or if Torne will show up. But we'll be sure to let you know.
1/20/2010 9:09:29 PM Ben Dutka