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Sony To Reboot PlayStation Home This Year

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The Playstation Home beta opened up in 2008 and ever since it’s been a social platform for PS3 users to bust dance moves, purchase virtual garments and stand around waiting for pool tables to free up. Over the past year or so Sony has been adding a ton of new mini-games for the 23 million Home users to enjoy. Now Sony wants to take Home one step further with a complete reboot of the platform.

Sony are describing the new version of Home as more of a social gaming platform, with the most emphasis on the games themselves. The Home plaza will be replaced by what will be known as the Hub, which will act as the entrance to Home. Kotaku described the Hub with the following words:

The Hub looks like a futuristic airport or mall—clean, populated by virtual shoppers and travelers, and drawing some visual influence from Valve’s Portal 2.

The Hub is designed to bring gamers to their desired destination, as there will now be different districts inside Home based on gaming genres. Playstation Home boss Jack Buster said that this reboot is an ‘Evolution of the platform’.

“We are going to ‘up level’ games as the heart of PlayStation Home. This means that Home itself is going to become a game. The first things you see when you get into Home are games,”

You can find out more details on the reboot here. For now let us know what you think of this news; where you a Home user to begin with? Will this change make you visit Home more? Leave those comments.

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