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Developer Tools: Tuner for PS3 By SN Systems

SN Systems, a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) specializing in software development tools, is delighted to announce the launch and availability of Tuner for PLAYSTATION 3 to all registered game title developers.

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60GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) On PS3

A 60GB hard disc drive will ship with all Playstation 3 units when the console is released this November, ending speculation that gamers may be forced to purchase a peripheral to perform the PS3’s basic functions to play video games.

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PS3 Will Be Region Free

At a Q&A session at the Game Developers Conference, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Phil Harrison announced that the Playstation 3 will be region-free for gaming. In other words, gamers can buy a game in any country and it will work on a PS3 bought in any other country.

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PS3 SDK (Standard Development Kit) Out In June 2006

One of many announcements at Sony’s PlayStation Business Briefing 2006 included the fate of the final PlayStation 3 software development kits (SDK). At the event, SCE president Ken Kutaragi stated that they would be sent to developers’ studios in June, earlier than many had predicted. In addition, it was also revealed that more than 15 […]

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Sony’s “Playstation Network Platform”

Sony has announced that the basic level of its online service (just like Xbox Live and Nintendo WiFi) will be free (at least at first). The new service, given a working title “PlayStation Network Platform”, will readily support the PS3 at launch in November 2006. However, it is not known to what extent the new […]

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PlayStation 3 Officially Delayed Until November 2006

The PS3 (PlayStation 3) officially will not be available until this November, according to Ken Kutaragi, head of Sony video games division. Kutaragi called an immediate news conference to report the delay after the information had already been leaked by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun and other Japanese newspapers.

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Major PS3 Announcement Due In Next Two Weeks

Industry trade websites GamesIndustry.biz and Next-Generation are both reporting that independent European sources indicate an announcement from Sony on some aspect of the PlayStation 3, possibly as early as next week. The nature of the announcement is currently unclear, but given the recent storm of analysis and controversy over a potential slip in the PS3’s […]

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