It has been announced that Virgin Media will be the official ISP partner to the forthcoming PlayStation 4 – which we now know is due to drop on November 29 in Europe.
Jon James, the executive director of broadband and entertainment for Virgin, has blogged about this arrangement, including information on how Virgin customers can get their hands on the console early:
We’re delighted to say Virgin Media is Sony’s PlayStation 4 UK ISP partner for its hugely-anticipated launch which is now confirmed to be on 29 November. We’re already hard at work with them to make this the best entertainment experience for gamers across the country.
What does that mean exactly? Well, there’s going to be loads of exciting benefits for our customers but we have to keep the details under wraps for the time being. Watch this space for more details…
If you can’t wait to get your gaming fix though we’ve got some great stuff for you in the meantime.
You can get your hands on the PS4 for the very first time in the UK at the Virgin Media sponsoredEurogamer Expo. This is Britain’s biggest gaming show, held in London’s Earls Court from 26-29 September.
We’ll be at the heart of this year’s Expo, offering our continued support for the UK games industry as well as demonstrating the speed and quality of Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband with a 1Gb – yes that’s 1Gb! – connection, more than 100 times faster than the average household broadband speed.
There are only a few remaining tickets left so if you haven’t already got yours, get in quick!
We’ll also be moving the incredible Virgin Media Game Space to the Expo. This pop-up games hub will be open between 27 August and 21 September in east London before moving to Earls Court. There’s a stellar line-up of games to try, top industry leaders giving talks to inspire and workshops to help create the next generation of gaming developers.
Whether you’re the occasional, keen or downright devoted gamer, or a budding developer, come down to learn and develop your digital skills. It’s free to visit anytime. To attend any of the organised events, check out www.vmgs.com.