Rumor: PlayStation Home Funds Determined By Earned Trophies?
If this is true, we want to know what evil genius concocted this particular system. Not only will it coerce us into playing games more, but it will make us become more active PlayStation Home users... Evil genius, we say!
But this rumor is hardly confirmed, so take it with a grain of salt and consider for yourself whether it'd be a good idea. Many of you probably have questions about how the money system in Home will work; how to actually get the money is the key determining factor, of course. You'll want to buy new threads for your avatar and new decorations for your pad, right? Well, there will probably be a number of different ways of obtaining funds, but the latest rumor says you will receive these funds based on the Trophies you've collected. Supposedly, three developers took questions from an assembled crowd in the closed beta, and in answer to one question, they replied:
"The release date for home is Dec. 15th or the 30th...they said it is definite. There will be random weather, there will be a money system. you earn money from collecting trophies. and you will get money for the trophies you already have."
Oh, that's tricky. The weather idea is probably both feasible and legitimate, and they also said something about the open beta being restricted to those 18 years of age or older, due to swearing censorship getting turned off. But this idea of earning money by earning Trophies is one that has gotten people talking, and we're still trying to decide if we like this process. Some Home users have already denounced this whole thing as a fake to begin with, though, so perhaps we won't have to think on it too long...
11/27/2008 Ben Dutka