Sony Online announces PS3 downloadable games

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has announced that they have licensed the rights to six of Midway Entertainment's classic games. The gamesare: Mortal Kombat 2, Gauntlet 2, Joust, Rampage World Tour, Rampart and Championship Sprint. They will be made available fordownloadoff the PS3's Playstation network.

The games were chosen based on their multiplayer features, encouragingplayers tobattle it out over the net. SOE's John Needham, Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer commented, "This is a great opportunity for SOE andMidway to come togtherto bring these arcade treasures to the next-generation of gaming to the Playstation 3." Look for these classics to start appearing for download early this year.

January 8, 2007