Sony Integrates Java into PS2

 

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SONY
COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INTEGRATES JAVA CAPABILITIES INTO PLAYSTATION®2 

 

Millions
of Java Network Content Becomes Available on PlayStation 2 Computer
Entertainment System

 

SAN
FRANCISCO, June 4, 2001 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), the global
leader in the computer entertainment world, announced today that it would
integrate the Java platform developed by Sun Microsystems Inc. (Sun) into the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system to be available by the end of
2001. This is SCEI’s further step to realize the company’s overall strategy to
lead the broadband-networked era.

 

By
integrating Java technologies into PlayStation 2, its ability further extends
to downloading new applications and services dynamically from the network in a
highly secured manner. Through this, PlayStation 2 owners will be able to
access to millions of Java applications that exist on the current Internet.

The
availability of Java on PlayStation 2 also enables the easy connection and
communication with other Java enabled clients such as wireless handsets, PDAs,
interactive televisions and other network devices. It will become possible to
enjoy various Java based applications including simple games, such as those
available on mobile phones, on a cross platform basis.

 

"SCEI
aims to create a new world of entertainment by merging games with
communication," said Shinichi Okamoto, senior vice president and CTO of
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "It is a clear solution that PlayStation
2 supports Java. By collaborating with Sun, we hope to accelerate bringing in
the open and secure network communication into the future."

 

"SCEI’s
plan to integrate Java technology into PlayStation 2 represents a significant
milestone in the adoption and availability of Java technology for the global
home entertainment market," said Patricia C. Sueltz, executive vice
president, Software Systems Group of Sun Microsystems Inc. "The
combination of Java technologies and PlayStation 2 forms a powerful platform
which will allow consumers to easily and safely access a wide array of network
applications and services in their homes."

 

With
PlayStation and PlayStation 2, Sony Computer Entertainment will create and
develop a new world of computer entertainment for the broadband era through
the fusion of game, music, movies, and broadcasting.

 

About
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized
as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of
consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI)
manufacturers, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console and
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. SCEI, along with its subsidiary
divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and Sony Computer
Entertainment Europe Ltd., develops, publishes, markets and distributes
software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these two
platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan,
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is an independent business unit of Sony
Group.

 

 

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