You won’t need a Sony PS3, Xbox 360 or Nintendo Wii in the future claims a European Company who this week revealed a new video game service that allow video games to be played in the home via an existing subscription TV network similar to Foxtel.
Already leading games Companies such as Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts have expressed interest in making their content available for the Playcast operation which allows games to be played via a set top box similar to what Foxtel has in over 1 Million Australian homes.
The Playcast system which has been developed by a joint Israel UK venture capital Company is set to be launched in the UK soon.
Chief operating officer Alon Shtruzman told The Times in London that Playcast will offer a selection of video games from leading publishers as a subscription channel. He said: “We see ourselves as a pay TV operation, engaging with companies like TiVo and Foxtel, offering video games on demand as part of the TV mix. The games portal will appear like a channel on the EPG [electronic programme guide].”