Post by trog @ 06:18pm 24/08/08 | 11 Comments
Sony's big news from Leipzig this year is a new version of the PSP, offering a significantly improved screen to provide better a better visual experience when playing games, particularly outside in natural light.
On the PlayStation 3 front, the 80GB PS3 model has been confirmed for release in Australia on the 28th of August. A 160GB PlayStation 3 model was also announced... but:
SCE Aust. confirmed it will not be introducing the limited edition 160GB PS3 announced by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe at the 2008 Games Convention Developers Conference (GCDC) held in Leipzig, Germany.So, no luck for us there. Hopefully that might change.
A wireless, BlueTooth keyboard was also announced and shown, clipping straight on to your regular controller, allowing you to type directly into the game. A Touch Pad surface allows you to get fine control over the pointer - while it's not a mouse and keyboard for FPS games, this new device will certainly massively increase the usability of the PS3 for things like web browsing.
A new music video service was also announced. Called VidZone, I didn't exactly have high hopes that it be made available for Australians, but according to the press release, it'll be online in "early 2009". Music videos can be watched directly on your PS3 for free, or downloaded to compatible mobile phones for a small charge.
On the actual games side, no major new announcements - just a highlight reel of some of the big titles that we're already expecting, like Little Big Planet, Heavy Rain (preview coming soon!), Killzone 2, and a few of the others. We'll have some video of the press conference up soon!