According to CNET.com, Sony is going with AOL to bring ‘Net access to PS2.
Under the agreement, AOL and Sony will work together to combine AOL Internet features such as instant messaging, chat and e-mail with PlayStation. Sony will provide the network adapter for PlayStation that will let consumers access AOL Internet features and play Net-enabled games.
The two companies also will work together on interactive game projects including incorporating high-speed technologies and the development of a Netscape browser in the PlayStation console. Additional hardware including a hard-disk drive, liquid-crystal display (LCD), keyboard and mouse will be offered to help customers access the new features. The new products are slated to be available by the end of the year.
While not known for being ‘game friendly’, AOl does have a major network and should be able to pull something like this off. Hopefully this will start to rev up PS2 online gaming.