PlayStation Home Update, "Freemium" Model Maintained
You can consider this the annual PlayStation Home update from Director Jack Buser and as you can see, there's a whole lot to look forward to in 2010.
As of now, there are over 50 Home spaces and over 100 mini-games with which to occupy your time, and of course, that addition of the very first full MMO-type experience - Sodium One - has helped to bolster the immersion factor. Buser says more spaces, community events and items are coming our way and last week, they unveiled the new-look Mall. Now featuring shops like Loot from Sony Pictures, Lockwood (creators of Sodium One), LucasArts, and EA Sports, you can shop till you drop. Perhaps most importantly, Buser adds that Home retains its "freemium" model, which means that all participants can access the games, their friends, and all other content free of charge. Right now, the Home team is "secretly hard at work" on a number of requests from Home members, and their efforts will be revealed at a later time; Buser says, "rest assured that we hear your requests loud and clear." This is one guy that definitely takes a hands-on approach to his executive position; he's typically around Home and the PlayStation forums (as are others who work with Home), so if you have any grievances or suggestions, never feel afraid to tell 'em.
If you compare the current Home to the Home of a year ago, you will see some seriously huge changes, and that's exactly what we want. The potential is almost limitless and it's good to see Sony paying close attention to its growth.
2/22/2010 9:07:36 PM John Shepard