Fri, Jun 26, 2009 | 08:57 BST
Expanded PSN to “should” launch “next spring”
Sony “should” roll out the long-promised expanded version of PSN next spring, according to this Fortune report.
The updated service will bridge Sony devices, such as phones and cameras as well as PlayStation products.
From the piece:
While Sony executives are short on the specifics, Hirai says the new service will overlay the backbone of the PlayStation Network but will be broader and more open. The service would make easier such things as putting images from a camera on TV, displaying and editing video, sharing with friends, and storage. Brand loyalists would be rewarded with incentives like discounts and premium services.
Stringer has intimated that the company is in a position to make acquisitions that will accelerate the effort, and Hirai says the first glimpse of the new service should be seen by next spring. “It’s now a matter of what all the services need to look like for each device, and coming up with a rollout plan,” says Hirai. “It’s like city planning here, and we can start small. We don’t need to build New York City overnight.”