GC09; Europe’s Video on Demand service launches this November
Announced yesterday at Gamescom (which is pretty much the centre of the universe at the moment – our German friends are so happy) and to much applause, Europe will finally see their own previously promised Video on Demand service launch this November.
Quoting a raft of great titles from the Terminator movies to Batman, new SCEE boss Andrew House (who is not a British guy playing a surly American doctor as it turns out) assured us that great content will be purchasable from the EU Store through the normal e-wallet system.
Just like with the NA version, consumers will be able to rent or buy content in both SD and HD format. For those who rent, you then have 24 hours to watch the material before it melts your PS3 and reports you to Sony for tardiness*.
With the likes of Lionsgate, Paramount, MGM, Disney, Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. already on board, Sony promise that more studios are to follow. We’re also assuming Sony Pictures didn’t put up much of a fight when asked to join the venture.
The service will launch in the UK, France, Germany and Spain (there are conflicting reports that Ireland has been lumped in under the UK region but we’re awaiting confirmation from SCEE on this) with other countries getting the feature in “2010. ”
*This may not actually happen.