Sony’s version of Xbox Live

July 5, 2006

We all know that Microsoft clearly copies Sony and has no ideas of its own. That’s why Sony is launching an online distribution service for PS3. It was totally their own idea. Gamasutra apparently had a chance to talk to Sony rep. John Hight about their upcoming E-Distribution service.

Anyways, I’m totally in favor of this. Live is a damn good model, and it’s good to see everyone hopping on the train. Sony is going one step further and developing a lot of the content for E-Distribution in house, so hopefully it will be some pretty solid stuff.

Of course, being a Sony rep, Mr. Hight has to throw some mudslinging into the conversation:

[quote]Most interestingly, when asked whether there is any concept of exclusivity, or can Xbox Live Arcade titles be ported to PS3 E-Distribution and vice versa, Hight comments pointedly: “We’re looking for fresh, new ideas that fully exploit the power of PlayStation 3. Our 1st party projects are all unique to PS3. Some of our games, by virtue of their design and hardware demands, simply couldn’t work on Xbox 360.”[/quote]


[url=]Exclusive: Sony Talks PS3 E-Distribution Initiative[/url]