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PlayStation Home undergoing big changes, redesigned as social gaming hub

Posted on August 23, 2011 AT 03:54pm

PlayStation Home has always been sort of a curiosity, something that has never really felt like it reached the potential it could have. Whatever it was, however, it won’t be anymore, Sony announced today.

Arriving this Fall, the new revised PlayStation Home will feature “large-scale group games”, and the entire experience will be geared more toward playing social games with others. Home’s Central Plaza will be transformed into “a futuristic transit place” called The Hub, which will lead you to new districts that are focused around different gaming genres.

Announced so far will be the Action District (action, shooter, and horror games), Sportswalk (Sports), Adventure District (adventure and RPGs), and Pier Park (carnival and arcade games).

Sony will also be providing an update to the core client, which promised to give current Home visitors a “more streamlined experience”. Don’t worry, however – all of those virtual items an real estate you currently have aren’t going anywhere.

Nick Baumfeld
Bio: Nick Baumfeld has been involved in the video game industry for a good 12 years. He has seen the industry from all view points and has a background in websites, website integration and social media. Nick pioneered the online video game rental business back in the day, moved forward into online video game trading and then moved viral with the well received Video Games Application on Facebook. Today, he has joined up with EGM founder Steve Harris to create something truly unique and special; EGMNOW, a community dedicated to all manner of gamers.

Gaming MO: Nick is a first person shooter type of gamer and enjoys heated bouts of Halo with friends and family (even while being schooled by his children).

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