By >Daimaou - G.G-B
Sony Computer Entertainment Starts Their OLP or Official License Program
You had the made for iPod program from Apple which clearly stated it works perfectly with an iPod giving Apple some extra cash from accessories sales… And now you will have the OLP from Sony and its “Official Licensed Product” logo… That will soon appear on many accessories dedicated for the PS3, PSP/PSPgo and PS2.
The PDF we just received from SCEI doesn’t give to many details, but it seems Sony is on the way like Apple to t controlling all accessories for their products to give end users the most of each thing they purchase and also for Sony to get some revenue from their new licensing system…. Does this mean that one day Sony will lock-out non officially licensed products from your PSP or PS3?
Update : Official English Press Release below….
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT TO EXPAND
“OFFICIAL LICENSING PROGRAM” FOR PLAYSTATION PERIPHERALS AND ACCESSORIES
Tokyo, June 30, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced the expansion of the “Official License Program” to peripheral manufacturers in Japan, Asia, North America and Europe/ PAL territories to further enhance the PlayStation peripheral and accessory line-ups and offer richer entertainment experience on the PlayStation platform.
By entering into a license agreement with SCE through this program, peripheral and accessory manufacturers will gain access to technical documentations necessary for designing and creating variety of licensed products for PlayStation platforms including PSP® ( PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Furthermore, SCE will provide “Official Licensed Product logo” to be used on product packages, proving that the peripherals and accessories have been designed for each respective PlayStation platform, qualifying SCE standards and requirements. Further details on the “Official License Program” are available on the official site (http://www.scei.co.jp/olp/index_e.html).
Through this program, SCE, with the help of third party companies, will continue to further expand the PSP (PlayStation Portable) including the newly announced PSPgo to become available this autumn, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 platforms and create a new world of computer entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation.
Further Enhancing the PlayStation Peripheral and Accessory Line-ups To Offer Richer PlayStation Experience