Sony has announced today that PlayStation Home, the virtual 3D social gaming platform on PlayStation 3, is closing for good on March 31, 2015.
/// Official Statement
PlayStation Home has been serving the PS3 community since December 2008. During that time, tens of millions of users around the world have grown the social gaming platform into a thriving community of creative and enthusiastic gamers.
Due to a shifting landscape, PlayStation Home will cease publishing new content on November 12, 2014. Gamers in the U.S. and Canada, [And Europe] will be able to download content until December 3, 2014. As a token of our tremendous gratitude to the community, we will also be releasing a series of free content prior to the platform’s closure on March 31, 2015.
We would like to thank all of our fans for their support of the PlayStation Home platform over the years.
Sony has noted in its FAQ that “PlayStation Home fans will still be able to download content until 26th November 2014.” They have also confirmed that people who’ve spent money content in PlayStation Home will not be entitled to a refund stating that “Due to the progressive and innovative nature of the gaming industry, PlayStation is unable to refund on legacy platform or service experiences.”
Sony also confirms no plans for PlayStation Home to come to PlayStation 4.