To celebrate the launch of the Xperia XZ2, and to showcase the smartphone’s gaming credentials, Sony has partnered with radio and television presenter OJ Borg and racing driver Archie Hamilton to put the XZ2 to the ultimate gaming test – a hot lap around the world’s most challenging race track, the Nürburgring GP track.
With a striking new design, Full HD+ HDR display and brand new Dynamic Vibration System, the XZ2 is built to offer the most immersive entertainment and gaming experiences yet. Combined with Remote Play, which allows Xperia users to play any PlayStation®4 game directly on their Xperia smartphone, the XZ2 is the number one smartphone choice for gamers passionate about both mobile and console gaming.
To put the XZ2 to the test, Sony set up a one of a kind ‘Passenger Race’. Archie Hamilton, Porsche Carrera Cup, WEC, Ferrari Le Mans and Corvette GT2 V8 Racing Driver, took the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS and pulled up to the start/finish line of the Nürburgring. Alongside him in the passenger seat was presenter OJ Borg, equipped with an XZ2 with GT Sport running on PlayStation® Remote Play – same car, same track. The challenge? Who can complete a hot lap of the Nürburgring GP track first – the real-world pro racer, or the virtual gamer?
“The XZ2 is the best smartphone for gamers, and we want to show off its gaming prowess with something unique”, comments Matt Beavis, Head of PR, Social Media and Sponsorships at Sony Mobile. “It’s been built with entertainment in mind, so everything from the incredible HDR screen, to the Dynamic Vibration System and great audio, enhances mobile gaming to a whole new level. To reward customers for buying into the Sony ecosystem, we’re throwing in 12-months PlayStation®Plus membership so they recognise their Xperia device can act as a ticket to so much more entertainment from the wider Sony business.”
All Xperia customers purchasing certain Xperia XZ* handsets get a PlayStation®Plus 12-month subscription (worth £49.99) at no additional cost, bringing them further into the incredible world of entertainment offered by Sony. PlayStation®Plus membership gives qualifying Xperia owners the ability to access PlayStation®Plus benefits, including access to online multiplayer gameplay on PlayStation®4, monthly games for PlayStation®4 at no extra cost, and exclusive discounts on PlayStation™Store.
The PlayStation®Plus offer is redeemable through the Xperia Lounge app, which comes pre-installed on all Xperia smartphones.