PS3 News: NY Times Confirms PlayStation Home - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

NY Times Confirms PlayStation Home

So when we learned of the possibility of Home, the Internet erupted in all kinds of rumor, speculation, and controversy. Leaks here, leaks there, leaks everywhere! Kotaku suffered a black-balling for posting info they shouldn't have, but the New York Times ain't gonna suffer. "Home" is all but confirmed.

The world's biggest newspaper has stepped up today and revealed that Sony will unveil "PlayStation Home," the new online service for the PS3. This news (another leak, yay!) came from an anonymous senior game industry executive who "was not authorized to discuss the service." A few details from the announcement hint at the blending of 360-like Gamertags and Wii-like Miis, which basically translates to an achievement system and avatars. Another intriguing quote from the anonymous source says, "users can create persisting online identities that record players' achievements in different games. As players progress through a game, they will unlock various virtual prizes that they can then show off to friends and rivals." PlayStation Home is supposedly scheduled to launch in the U.S. this fall.

Sony's Phil Harrison is expected to spill the loosely-concealed beans at his GDC keynote today, thereby officially confirming the endeavor. He has referred to it as "Game 3.0," and offered a statement to the Times-

"The packaged media approach on its own offers a closed experience," Harrison said. "You can only enjoy the game experience that the game developer put on that disc. But with the increase in adoption for the Internet and also the increased bandwidth, the Internet has democratized the audience to become content creators, as well as content consumers, and create what I call emergent entertainment.

"Emergent," eh? Well, we're now waiting for Home to "emerge" from your lips this afternoon, Phil.

3/7/2007 Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

New Comment System

Legacy Comment System (0 posts)

There are no comments to display.

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Latest Updates

Shadow of the Colossus Review
8d, 16h, 33m ago (2 comments)

Strikers Edge Review
12d, 17h, 13m ago (19 comments)

Okami HD Review
13d, 15h, 5m ago (6 comments)

Ultimate Chicken Horse Review
17d, 9h, 59m ago (16 comments)

Black Mirror Review
32d, 22h, 1m ago (23 comments)

Our Poll

How often do you visit the site?
Once a day
Several times a day
Every few days
Once a week
This is my first visit
I've never been here, even now I am not here

Previous Poll Results