Re: REAL facts about PlayStation Home - welcome to the Xflop Dead killer!
- From: mordacpreventor@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: 8 Mar 2007 13:56:00 -0800
On Mar 8, 11:39 am, "JDrozen" <NOS...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The first details on PlayStation Home have been released and it's looking
rather funky, but at the same time scary if you consider how advanced the
world is. GameTrailers.com has released a video which is being shown at this
We've embedded this trailer for you below but before we go into it, let us
give you a few details about Home. It's a 3D community where a virtual
interactive living world is represented to you.
Users will be able to meet up, hang out and explore this virtual world,
which is free of charge and available directly from the Cross Media Bar
(once downloaded from the PlayStation Network). Everyone that you'll come
across whilst visiting the world is a PlayStation 3 user, you'll be able to
customize how your character looks and even buy special clothes and features
from the PS Store.
One of the many interesting features is that you'll be able to meet up with
people and invite them to play a game you've both got online. Like I've
said, these are just some of the many interesting and unique features that
the Home system will have on offer. Check out the video below to learn more.
Full Press Release
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced the unveiling of a
first-of-its-kind 3D online user community service for the PLAYSTATION®3
(PS3T) computer entertainment system. The service, known as "Home," will
enable users to create their own avatar and explore a real-time virtual
community, as if they are playing a detailed 3D game for PS3. The service
will become available globally beginning in fall 2007.
Home will be demonstrated at the Game Developer's Conference (GDC) in San
Francisco, California on March 7 as a key element of SCEI Worldwide Studios'
President Phil Harrison's keynote presentation titled "Game 3.0: Developing
and Creating for the 3rd Age of Videogames."
Home is a real-time online 3D, networked community available on the
PLAYSTATION®Network. It allows PS3 users to interact, communicate, join
online games, shop, share private content and even build and show off their
own personal spaces to others in real time. Home will be available as a free
download from the PLAYSTATION®Store and will launch directly from XMBT
(XrossMediaBar) on PS3.
With an avatar uniquely customized according to each user's preference,
users can explore the 3D community that is Home - a sleek, modern
environment featuring spacious common areas; custom spaces dedicated to
specific games; and personal apartments. Each user is assigned an apartment
in Home where they can invite others to join them as they show off their own
style in an area they can personalize themselves with furniture, art and
other items - even a different view from their windows. They can also show
their personal video, pictures and other digital media content found on
their PS3 hard drives in their apartments. Very rich interactive
communication with others is achieved through built in text, audio and video
chat, along with sophisticated emotional animations for each character.
Sharing continues in the "Hall of Fame," where users can display new 3D
trophies that will be unlocked through in-game milestones for the games they
own as well viewing the trophies of other users across the PLAYSTATION
Network and for other games they've yet to purchase.
"This is a significant step forward in the area of user community services
and emergent entertainment experiences," said Izumi Kawanishi, Corporate
Executive and CTO Software, SCEI. "While the 3D graphics demonstrate the
power of PS3 and the PLAYSTATION Network, the most impressive feature in
Home is the variety of ways in which multiple consumers, as well as our
third-party partners, can experience the next generation of communication by
interacting and sharing among each other. I feel strongly that this unique
blend of community, user-generated content, collaboration and commerce will
expand the future of computer entertainment."
Home will go into a closed beta test this spring with a full launch targeted
for later this year. By having a broad range of business partners
participate in Home - from 3rd party publishers and developers to brands
outside traditional gaming categories - along with a powerful selection of
upcoming game software titles for PS3, SCEI will continue to expand the
horizons of networked entertainment and vigorously promote PS3 as the next
generation computer entertainment platform.
So it's MySpace for the PS3.
Considering the greatest number of console gamers are over the age of
25, I hardly think this is a direction Sony should be proud of.
For God's sake, Sony, tell us about the GAMES for the PS3!
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