Speaking at Sony's London 'media space' - the 3Rooms†
- head of Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison, added to the numbers of PS2 games that are claimed to be compatible with the PlayStation 3: an additional 200 unnamed titles have been added to the list, which is to be made public on March 23rd at faq.eu.playstation.com/bc
Apparently, even more legacy titles are to made playable following the firmware upgrade to 1.6 that will have to be downloaded post launch. PSOne games are also due - in downloadable form later in the year.
On the hardware front, a new HD camera and microphone with spatial awareness are due, once again, later in the year.
Also mentioned but not officially announced at the event was the fact that while Sony wants to enable some form of commerce in its Home social networking set-up, it has no desire to take on the responsibility of regulating any market.
Vague assertions were made regarding the potential for the PSP to make use of some, limited PS3 functionality. Some future watching was also added to the mix with the idea that a cinema in Home would enable users to download what is 'showing' to their PS3s.† Source: PlayThree.net