As expected, Sony has released the expected information on the upcoming Playstation 3, now the official name. Ken Kutaragi, designer of the console, spoke on its multimedia capabilities, including photo viewing and internet access. It will be backwards compatible with both the original and second generation Playstation.
It will run Sony's own Blu-Ray discs, their own Hi-Definition DVD standard. Wireless controllers will be the standard, though USB ports may allow for third-party controllers to connect via a cord. The slot for Memory Stick Duo cards could lead to some form of compatibility with the PSP.