Exclusive: FirstPlay, new digital magazine on PlayStation Store

FirstPlay, a brand new interactive HD show for gamers, from the makers of Official PlayStation Magazine, will launch March 2010 in the PlayStation Store.

A weekly compendium of digital HD content, FirstPlay is downloaded directly to your PS3 hard drive and viewed on your TV screen. Made up of quality video reviews and previews, interviews and User Generated Content from the PlayStation Network it will also give subscribers access to exclusive demos and downloads not available anywhere else.

Above: The FirstPlay interface

We've had a demo of First Play and can confirm it's a a sleek digital 'magazine' with each section given an informative yet snarky voiceover by British comedian Lucy Porter. First and foremost it's a unique and refreshing way to digest game information - even the HD screenshot galleries are given a commentary - and it visually echoes and compliments the bold design of the Official PlayStation Magazine UK.

Above: FirstPlay features full, exclusive video reviews you can
watch on your TV

It's good value too - non-commital, 'suck it and see' types can download FirstPlay on an episode-by-episode basis for just 99p a week (it will update every Thursday). Alternatively £8.99 will buy you a three month subscription saving you... umm... you can do the maths. Anyway, check out this promo slot for a tiny taster of what's to come (Please note: this promo is in no way representative of the video quality of FirstPlay which is beautiful HD).

FirstPlay will be available in the UK first with releases in other European and PAL territories following later, which is a roundabout way of saying 'Sorry US gamers, this isn't for you'.  But you guys have already got Qore, right?

Check back on GamesRadar in the coming weeks for more information on the FirstPlay launch date. In the meantime you can watch an exclusive walkthrough on the new FirstPlay website

* is published by Future Publishing, who also publish Official PlayStation Magazine and FirstPlay.*


  • sleepy92ismypsn - February 16, 2010 3:57 a.m.

    does this have anything to do with gamesradar i sure hope so or are you guys just the first to report it
  • whiteknight1981 - February 16, 2010 3:37 a.m.

    Wow! Jealous much guys? I'm amazed that the blokes across the sea are actually getting some love, instead of getting the shaft and having to wait an extra 6 months or so to enjoy games that we have already beaten and moved on from.
  • reverandglass - February 15, 2010 8:26 p.m.

    Looks awesome, nice "World Exclusive" - meaning before anyone else not for the whole world - will be signing up soon as.
  • DrRock - February 15, 2010 6:01 p.m.

  • dario0807 - February 15, 2010 9:49 a.m.

    And THIS is your's "World Exclusive PS3 announcement"? -.-
  • jjacinto23 - February 15, 2010 9:15 a.m.

  • gow2rules - February 15, 2010 8:24 a.m.

    i hope this comes to australia sooner than later
  • What575 - February 15, 2010 8:15 a.m.

    How is an European Quore, in any way whatsoever, a "World Exclusive PS3 announcement", Gamesradar ?

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