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UK PS3 Mag To Come With BD Playable Demos

It’s been rumoured before but now it’s official, the Official UK PS3 Magazine will come with a Blu-ray disc containing playable demos and other content, starting with Issue 7 which is available at the beginning of June. Here’s Sony UK’s managing director, Ray Maguire’s view:

“We are very excited to partner with Future to offer a playable Blu-ray disc to UK PlayStation 3 owners. The high capacity of Blu-ray media is the perfect method to distribute large volumes of unique, existing, and user-generated content in HD, showcasing PS3’s multimedia capabilities to the full.”

Unless the demos and content are exclusive to the magazine I can’t really see the appeal in having playable demos on the disc. It was a good reason to buy the Official PS2 Magazine before, as you couldn’t get the demos from anywhere else but now you can download them from the PSN. The appeal to spend cash on content that is readily available on the Web and playable demos that you can download for free directly to your PS3, isn’t quite there anymore.

UK PS3 Mag comes with BD containing playable demos