SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — 09/17/2010 – Future US, the special-interest media company, today unveiled a cover-to-cover redesign of PlayStation: The Official Magazine beginning with the November issue, featuring the world-exclusive cover story on the hotly anticipated car combat game, Twisted Metal®, published by Sony Computer Entertainment America.
Releasing at the same time as the 15th anniversary of the PlayStation Computer Entertainment System, the redesigned PlayStation: The Official Magazine takes readers on a deeper dive into the entire PlayStation universe. When the magazine appears on newsstands on September 28, readers can check out the exciting new look and revamped sections, including a more comprehensive reviews section. Subscribers will receive their copies approximately one week earlier.
“In redesigning PlayStation: The Official Magazine, we focused on delivering cutting-edge content that reflects the PlayStation brand and its audience,” says Gary Steinman, Editor-In-Chief. “We will continue to provide the enthusiastic but critical voice that has been our hallmark. The redesign is all about celebrating gaming on the PlayStation platform with bolder text and more vibrant pages full of gorgeous imagery and compelling content. Our opinions will be stronger, our insights will be richer and our reach will be broader, all to provide the best guide to what’s important for the PlayStation gamer.”
The existing preview and review sections feature a more organized and contemporary design that takes readers on a visual tour of each game, with an expanded area for screenshots. The new “Directories” section is a mini buyer’s guide that gives readers clear insight into essential PS3, PSP and PlayStation Network (PSN) games. PlayStation: The Official Magazine also has comprehensive coverage of downloadable content and PlayStation Move, as well as lifestyle elements such as Blu-ray movies and consumer electronics.
The November issue boasts a world-exclusive cover story on Twisted Metal®, the longest running franchise in PlayStation® history and a multi-million selling series, found exclusively on the PS3™ system. The feature reveals new single-player details along with hands-on impressions of the multiplayer gameplay. In an exclusive interview, Eat Sleep Play, Inc. game designer David Jaffe reveals his unique vision for the game. The issue also boasts a Move launch guide feature, a look at the multiplayer component for Call of Duty: Black Ops and a celebration of the PlayStation’s 15th anniversary.
“Capturing the excitement of what’s newest and greatest in gaming has always been the focus of Future’s commitment to our audience,” says Kristen Salvatore, Games Media Publisher and Studio Head, Future Studios. “We know and love that our readers want the best experience from whatever medium they’re using to be the first- and best-informed on their favorite games. With the new PlayStation: The Official Magazine, we’re delivering the best of what print has to offer — a visually striking and editorially in-depth reader experience.”
Readers and advertisers can track developments and offer feedback related to PlayStation: The Official Magazine by following @P_TOM on Twitter at http://twitter.com/P_TOM or visiting the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=25609558646&v=wall.
Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. We hold strong multi-media market positions in games, technology, film, music, cycling, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines include Total Film, T3, Classic Rock, Digital Camera, Guitar World, Revolver, Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, Maximum PC and Mac|Life. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, techradar.com, musicradar.com, dailyradar.com and photoradar.com. Future produces nearly 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 27 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 27 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.