July 11 2007
Sony Computer Entertainment America Unveils Additional Details for PLAYSTATION®NETWORK
Company Introduces New Features for “PlayStation®Home” 3D Community and New Exclusive Content for PLAYSTATION Network™
CULVER CITY, Calif., July 11, 2007 – Today, at their annual press conference during the E3 Media and Business Summit, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced new games and services for its PLAYSTATION®Network, an emergent entertainment network aimed at delivering innovative content and community to a worldwide audience. SCEA unveiled new features for the highly-anticipated PlayStation®Home, a 3D community-based service set to revolutionize the broadband entertainment world, and announced new content for its PLAYSTATION Network™.
“Our goal is to deliver the most compelling entertainment experience to our PlayStation fans through PLAYSTATION Network™,” said Jack Tretton, President and CEO, SCEA. “The interactive content sharing features of PlayStation Home, combined with the library of innovative downloadable games and entertainment, truly push the boundaries of our customer’s imaginations and deliver on the promise of an integrated content and community service.”
During the press conference, company spokespeople presented both in person and as their own personalized avatars within the PlayStation Home 3D community service, transitioning from their virtual-world avatars to reappear live on stage. Phil Harrison, President, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, unveiled key new components of PlayStation Home. The newly introduced features, all available when the free 3D community makes its public debut this fall, include:
“After more than three years in development, we’re preparing for a landmark global roll out of PlayStation Home in the fall,” said Phil Harrison, President, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, “As an integrated service of PLAYSTATION Network™ , PlayStation Home will enable people to build connected communities around all of the entertainment experiences that PS3™ has to offer.”
About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services the PLAYSTATION®Network and PLAYSTATION®Store.
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2™ computer entertainment system and the PSP™ system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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