On Thursday 3rd November from 7AM BST PlayStation Home will be taken offline for scheduled maintenance. Here is what to expect after the update…
We are delighted to unveil our brand new revamp of PlayStation Home, coming to your PlayStation 3! We are launching a new experience for PlayStation Home that 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. Games, people and places are now easier to access than ever before and help form part of the biggest social casual gaming service on any console.
Let curiosity guide you through PS Home and check out our four unique new districts: Action, Sportswalk, Adventure and Indie Park which are all packed with exciting new games and interactive content. There’s something for everyone and by exploring each area you can encounter like-minded players with similar interests specific to that particular district. Meet up, chat, discuss the latest releases and launch into games you’ll both enjoy within PS Home and throughout PlayStation Network.
You will also have access to fun events run exclusively within PS Home – everything from games events to exclusive music gigs to community event nights.
The four all-new districts are:
- Action: With a gritty, urban vibe, the Action district is the perfect destination for players looking for action, shooter and horror games. Check out free-to-play game Bootleggers ’29 – set in the seedy underbelly of the Roaring Twenties, this PlayStation Home exclusive first-person shooter pits cops vs. criminals in a Prohibition-era game of Capture the Cask. Boasting real-time multiplayer action, a variety of vintage weapons and unlockable rewards, and the unique ability to play as your PlayStation Home avatar, Bootleggers ’29 is a 100% free-to-play game that introduces a classic narrative to the modern shooter genre.
- Sportswalk: Experience the collective atmosphere and feel of a major sporting event with sports-themed games, special features, sports quizzes and trivia. Share your latest sporting achievements with friends over a game of pool, darts, or even drop into the poker lounge and see if you’ve got the nerve to beat your opponents and leave with your chips stacked high.
- Adventure: Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and adventure-themed games discovered in the Adventure district. At launch it will be themed around the UNCHARTED 3: Fortune Hunter total game integration event, providing a third-person adventure experience including a partial recreation of the Yemen level from UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception multiplayer mode and a cover-based shooting system complete with weapons and gameplay inspired by the hit series.
- Indie Park: Currently featuring new games such as Espionage 9, Gnome Curling and Los Penguini Brothers, Indie Park is the place to go to check out a huge range of bite-sized games showcasing the huge talent and creativity of a variety of indie developers. This zone offers a unique opportunity for up and coming developers to show off their talent and for players to experience their innovation first hand.
As well as these four exciting gaming districts, new look PS Home includes fresh spaces where players can meet up and interact. Why not take a stroll down by the Boardwalk, have a go at playing Cogs, one of our many new games, or hang out in Home Square (which has also had a makeover) and get to know the PS Home community of PSN players?
Long-term fans of PS Home will be pleased to hear that along with all of this great new content there will also be the old favourites such as bowling and chess preserved for those that fancy some classic and nostalgic gaming.
The new revamp of PS Home puts you right at the centre of a world of games, with spaces, games and activities themed around the types of games you know and love on your PS3 – it’s free to access, so dive into our new PS Home and don’t forget to let us know on what you think on the Blog and