We have some good news for PlayTV owners on the Playstation 3 console now, as Sony has given us an update on when we can expect the successor, PlayTV 2. The good news, is that the new hardware will be available before the end of the year.
According to this report from TheGamingLiberty, PlayTV 2 is scheduled to release in ‘late 2010’. The information has come via a Sony Trade Brochure for Summer 2010, and included some new details about the refresh to PlayTV.
The main improvement seems to be the addition of social networking features, as a quote from Sony states:
”Late 2010 will see the release of PlayTV2, which will be filled with new features and benfits to enrich the viewing experience. Among these will be a host of new social networking functions.”
Furthermore, Sony will be adding HD playback and recording for PlayTV 2, and the new hardware will also be available in more territories than before.
We don’t have an exact release date yet, or an estimated price. We’ll be sure to let you know when we get more details though. What are your initial impressions of PlayTV 2?