A seemingly harmless Playstation 3 forum post about the upcoming March issue of Playstation Magazine has sparked an internet frenzy.
Gamepro reports that just a few days ago (2/2) a major leak was dropped regarding previously unearthed details about Sony’s next-gen gaming system.
Most notably, the post suggests that the March issue of PSM will disclose info about the PS3 having DVR capabilities. This means that you will be able to use your Playstation 3 as a “TiVo” like device. This obviously hints at a large capacity hard drive bundled inside the PS3.
Even more drool-worthy is the notion that the PSP will be able to communicate with the PS3 using Sony’s LocationFree technology. Basically, you’ll be able to not only program your PS3’s DVR with your PSP, but you’ll be able to watch the recorded shows on your PS3 with your PSP (locally, or through the use of a high-speed internet connection).
The cat could be out of the bag with this one.
This will not only change the face of gaming, but shake up the portable video player market as well. If Sony can beat Apple in the “DVR to portable video player” race, Apple will have to win back their gamer demographic.
Other rumored details include the use of an “iTunes” like interface where users can download HD videos to their systems for use on the PS3 or PSP.
So it seems after all this time of silence from Sony, they may indeed have something up their sleeves to rival Microsoft in what is being called “an all-out war on Xbox Live”. If anything, it certainly entertains the idea of owning a PSP. I’m sure glad I’ve got one now.Powered by Sidelines