Sony has announced that the ITV Player streaming service will be joining the BBC iPlayer on its PlayStation 3 console for UK users.
The company made the revelation at its press conference at Gamescom, but did not give an exact time-frame for its arrival.
However, it did give an arrival date for a new movie streaming service on PS3 called Mubi and this will appear on the console in October. Despite ongoing rumours, there was no mention of LoveFilm or Channel 4’s 4OD coming to the PS3.
In addition, Sony announced a new PlayStation 3 bundle, featuring a 320GB hard disk, its PlayStation Move hardware and the Move enabled game Sports Champions for a total cost of £265. Meanwhile a 160GB version will take over from the current 120GB model as standard.
Game fans will also be delighted to see than the incredibly long-awaited Gran Turismo 5 title gets a UK release date of 3 November – yes, 2010, while Sega’s forthcoming Virtua Tennis 4 will be Move enabled, which should make it incredibly realistic to play.
Finally, Little Big Planet 2 was also announced as arriving in the US on 16 November, though we await confirmation of a UK release date.
Link: Sony PlayStationblog.