Vidzone to launch June
At the end of last month we heard that Vidzone for the PS3 hadn’t been canned after all and was still in development for the PlayStation 3.
Today more news has come for the music video service.
Not only will you be able to stream music videos, for free, but concert videos, making ofs, and behind the scenes too making Vidzone sounding like a much more impressive addition than before.
When it was announced back at Leipzig last year, it was confirmed for a launch only in the PAL territory, which is made up of Europe and Australia. We still have heard nothing about a release outside of this region, sorry you guys, but surely if it becomes successful SCEA would be jumping at the chance.
Michael Ephraim, Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia says the service is aiming for a launch in June, around the E3 conference. So the most likely date from our calculations is the first Thursday after Sonyâ€™s conference, which translates to a 4th of June release.
The service will be available under the Music icon on the cross-media bar, and identifiable by a black TV with the letter Z inside it.
IGN are apparently very impressed by the quality of the streaming, and video content loaded for them with no delay.
Until recently you used to be able to use the Vidzone website to watch their limited quantity of music videos, but that has now stopped, probably so all the attention can be put on the PS3.
Sony now hopes to have 10,000 videos uploaded soon after launch, and most major labels are currently in talks to have their library of music on Vidzone too.
Fancy getting right up close to Britney Spears in one of her concerts on your PS3 free of charge, like this guy? Oh we know you want to. How about the Michael Jackson tour? None of these are confirmed but it’s potentially the kind of content we could be seeing on Vidzone down the line.