Sony reveals plans for PS2 broadband

PlayStation 2 broadband network gaming will be launched in the U.K. in early 2003, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. (SCEE) announced Thursday.

Online gaming will then be rolled out in Germany, France, Spain, Australia and other SCEE markets throughout the year, the London company said in a statement.

PlayStation 2 online gaming has been very successful since its launch in North America and Japan earlier this year, becoming the leading online console gaming platform in both regions, SCEE said.

For the price of a regular PlayStation 2 game, consumers will receive a gaming pack that contains a PlayStation 2 Ethernet network adaptor, an online game and a startup disc to help users configure a connection via their ISP (Internet service provider). The disc will also include demos of upcoming games.

Games due to be launched include "SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals," "Hardware: Online Arena," "Destruction Derby Online Arena," "Twisted Metal Online," "Frequency 2," "ATV Offroad," "My Street," "The if Football 2004," and "World Rally Championship Online," SCEE said.

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. is developing a new PlayStation 2 version of "Everquest," the world's most successful online game, and other games will be available from partner companies including Capcom Co. Ltd., Electronic Arts Inc., Activision Inc., Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and Eidos Interactive Ltd.

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