Future Publishing (LSE: FUTR) has confirmed to us our earlier report it has been licensed to start providing online magazine-type content to Sony’s (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation Network. “Qore”, a monthly digital “program” featuring editorial from Future, will launch on Friday in the US with a possible UK launch later. It will be a premium subscription offering, with both monthly and annual fee structures, though no fees are available yet. The publisher will also sell video, interstitial and contextual ads on the service. Qore will include game demos and previews, tips and developer interviews.
This is Future’s first over-the-console mag license and sees it move much further in to online video. It has counted Sony amongst its long-term official licensors in Europe for several years and took the US contract for PSM from Ziff-Davis in January 2007 but that was for print only – the counterpart site psmonline.com has been mothballed and Future