Monday, March 27, 2006

PS3 online service being prepared

Sony are planning to build an online service, similar to Microsoft's Xbox Live, on their upcoming PlayStation 3 console.

It will allow gamers to download games direct to the PS3's hard drive. Like the new Xbox Live service with the Xbox 360, the basic service will be free to all PS3-owners, but to play games online a subscription will be required.

The PS3 will still be subject to the delay, and won't ship until November this year, because of the issues with Blu-ray disc copy protection.

This certainly will be a formidable rival to the Xbox 360, however, with Sony already owning the majority of the video games console market.

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