Sony Releases Life with PlayStation
Sony Computer Entertainment today announced that it would release Life with PlayStation for PS3 today, September 18, 2008, worldwide simultaneously. Life with PlayStation is a new lifestyle service that offers users a new visual and interactive way to use their PS3 to access news and information from around the world, only possible on the PS3’s feature-rich platform.
As the initial content, Live Channel will be released for Life with PlayStation. Through network connected PS3, it delivers worldwide news and information centering on two themes: “place” and “time” on a world map interface. Some of the live content includes; cloud imagery (provided by University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center), along with weather information (provided by The Weather Channel), news headlines (provided by Google News), and live camera images (partially provided by The Earth Television Network) of nearly 60 cities around the globe.
Through Live Channel, PS3 users will be able to enjoy worldwide news and live information free of charge. In addition to Live Channel, Life with PlayStation will continually deliver a wide variety of interactive content and channels to living rooms through network connected PS3s to further enhance the world of entertainment made possible by PS3.