Hi there, I’m Darren and I’ve got some exciting new PlayStation Home news to talk to you about. If you haven’t been in Home for a while then it’s time to hit the reset button as we’re about to shake things up this autumn!
We’ve been working hard to deliver to Home more of what you know and love on your PS3 – games! Very soon, as part of our shift toward transforming Home into the biggest and best social gaming service on any console, we will be launching a new core Home experience and Home Square will be changing – changing for the better. Already our cousins in SCEA have revealed the next step in the evolution of Home and we’d like to talk about what you can expect in Europe.
The new core experience for PlayStation Home will feature a revamped Home Square and a new “districts” design that will help you find games, people and places that fit your favourite game genre. This new Home Square integrates games, quests, and community events, while providing you with additional navigation, shopping, social tools and entertainment options. I’m afraid we’ll have to keep you guessing on the design of the new Home Square for now, as we’re still keeping it under wraps, but we’ll be sure you share the latest with you as soon as we can.
In addition, we are launching these new districts – Action, Adventure and Sportswalk, as well as a brand new Indie Park, showcasing some of the best upcoming talent in the independent game developer community. We want to show you how much Home has changed and we hope you will be pleased with what we have done. Coming to Home very soon:
- Action: With a gritty, urban aesthetic reminiscent of a first-person shooter level, the Action District is the perfect destination for gamers looking for action, shooter and horror games.
- Sportswalk: Come experience the outside-the-stadium feel of the Sports district, which features sports quizzes, trivia and sports-themed games.
- Adventure: Enter a lush beachfront jungle full of sights to see and adventure-themed games to discover in the Adventure District.
- Pier Park: Your destination for carnival, puzzle, outdoor and arcade games, featuring a waterfront boardwalk, ferris wheel and a fun party zone which is linked to Indie Park.
But we haven’t thrown away the iconic games that have been part of Home since we first opened the doors – you will still be able to play Home classics such as bowling, pool, chess and draughts with your friends.
Home is all about games and with a new version of the client coming soon too, our aim is to get you and your friends to these games faster. We hope that with our new redesigned experience and upgrade to the core client, you’ll very soon be consumed in a world of games with your fellow players.
If your view of Home was formed over two year ago when we were in our first year – we want you to take a second look; we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised… Reboot coming this autumn.