August 27 2010
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES REMOVAL OF THE GAMEOS FEATURE FROM THE PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM IN NEXT UPDATE
PlayStation® Security updates will remove GameOS features due to piracy.
Tokyo, August 27, 2010 – Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will remove the GameOS feauture of its PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system. The removal will coincide with the v3.50 update to be released by the end of this month in Japan, North America, Europe/PAL territories, and Asian countries/regions. Users will still be able to enjoy immersive video and audio on the PlayStation®3 system, although only on movie titles. Support will be added for the PlayStation®Move motion controllers, as well as the ability to watch stereoscopic 3D content.
Bringing in SCE’s expertise in both entertainment and technology acquired from previously developing games, four sound fields and 3d vision enhancements for existing 2d titles have been designed with the help of SCE’s previous expert game designers, to optimize the cinematic experience of all forms of entertainment.
Through the introduction of new peripherals, SCE will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a new world of computer entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation – except for games, or Linux.