SCE Cambridge Studio Producer Reveals PlayTV 2 in Development
As part of an interview with SPOnG.com (linked above), SCE Cambridge Studio Producer Mark Green has revealed that PlayTV 2 is currently in development for the PS3 entertainment system.
Whether this news will be part of the major update slated for the end of 2010 that PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe hinted at previously remains to be seen.
Green admitted the hardware update was being worked on alongside updates to the existing PlayTV, DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2 and its Move-compatible title TV Superstars.
To quote: "Well, as a whole studio, I think you saw TV Superstars for Move announced a little while ago," he said.
"We're still working on Play TV, Play TV 2. And then we have other guys working on other concepts..."
Finally, for those curious, Cambridge Studio is a part of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios and currently comprises 90 development staff.
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Hope this one gonna support dvb-c (cable).
too bad this will be left out of the north american market as well.
why is Play Tv not available in every country?
Because if the local representative makes an effort on this issue, sony won't prevent, I think. I blame Sony's Turkey Representative(my country)
hmmm, i hope that PlayTv2 Supports DVB S and HD+ but i don`t think so.
1st for that you need a DVB-S2 tuner
2nd its not reliable for sony (hardware costs) and its not reliable for you (electricity costs)
3rd HD+ uses CI+ and that standart is crap (work "only" in certified stbīs aso.. )
4th buy a dreambox to wath tv and wait for homebrew to can use every tuner
There's no reason to expect Sony to not release this everywhere the PS3 is sold, although they'll probably only do so when they've got it working. For now though, I'd only hold my breath for it in UK/Europe and Japan.