Go!Explore brings PSN-enhanced GPS services to Europe


At Leipzig today, Sony unveiled Go!Explore, the European version of the PSP GPS accessory. In collaboration with TeleAtlas and NavNGo, the satellite navigation package will be available next year. Key features include being able to use 3D city maps and even see 3D landmarks "in certain key areas."

There will be seven geographic versions, each focusing on a different territory: UK/Ireland, Iberia, France, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, Italy, Benelux, and Scandinavia. Each UMD will feature 11 unique audio languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish. Go!Explore will also be upgradeable through the PlayStation Network, and will be able to access new maps, points of interest, and other upgrades.

See the full press release, after the break.

Leipzig, 22 August 2007. At its Press Conference at Games Convention today, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) unveiled Go!Explore, the new Satellite Navigation package for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), due for release in the New Year. Collaborating with market leaders TeleAtlas and NavNGo and utilising the very latest in map data and navigation software, Go!Explore is a state of the art, combined In-car(*) and Pedestrian GPS navigation application for PSP. Incorporating a GPS receiver and the software UMD™ (Universal Media Disc) software containing your chosen maps, Go!Explore will offer a top quality Satellite Navigation system at an affordable price.

"Bringing GPS navigation to PSP is simply fantastic and shows again the unrivalled potential of PSP," said Stephane Hareau, PSP European Marketing Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. "Developed in collaboration with key companies TeleAtlas and NavNGo, the market leaders in the map data and Navigation software industry, Go!Explore offers the best and most innovative In-Car and Pedestrian GPS navigation experience. With the ability to use 3D city maps and even 3D landmarks in certain key cities, GPS on PSP is a totally unique experience."

Go!Explore supports 11 unique audio languages on every geographic version; English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish. Keeping up with the flexibility and future proof nature of PSP, Go!Explore has access to upgradeable Maps & Points of Interest (POI) that can be purchased via the PLAYSTATION®Network, and to additional maps, POI, downloads and other exciting WiFi features that will be made available in the future.

• Main Product Features:

– Multiple Languages 11 languages

– Find & Go Easy Search & Smart Keyboard

– Smart Zoom Automatic Zooming & Tilting

– Explore Map Search & Explore the map

– Points Of Interest 100 categories, with thousands of

locations

– My Data Favourites, Home, History

– Route Settings Fastest/Shortest; Day/Night Mode;

– Improved Graphics 3D city maps & 3D landmarks;

– Customizable settings Customizable Route Settings & Visuals

– Itinerary Mode Turn-by-turn overview

  • 7 geographic versions confirmed (with country maps, hundreds of 3D landmarks and thousands of POIs available) :
    UK/Ireland; Iberia; France; Germany/Austria/Switzerland; Italy; Benelux; Scandinavia
(*)Do not operate this navigation system if doing so will divert your attention in any way from the safe operation of your vehicle. - ends - Collaborating with market leaders TeleAtlas and NavNGo and utilising the very latest in map data and navigation software, Go!Explore is a state of the art, combined In-car(*) and Pedestrian GPS navigation application for PSP. Incorporating a GPS receiver and the software UMD™ (Universal Media Disc) software containing your chosen maps, Go!Explore will offer a top quality Satellite Navigation system at an affordable price.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.