Sony redesigning PlayStation Home

PlayStation Home hub

It may not seem obvious, but millions of gamers have used PlayStation Home since its launch in late 2008. Now Sony’s successful virtual world will be seeing a complete overhaul later this fall.

This news comes from Jack Buser, director of PlayStation Home. He revealed that Sony is planning a "total redesign of the heart of PlayStation Home." According to Buser, the main focus behind this move is to prove that PlayStation Home is now a full social games platform.

Among the changes being made to Home is a brand new hub that "integrates games, quests, community events and user-generated content, while providing players with additional navigation, shopping, socialization and entertainment options." Most importantly, players will be able to teleport to genre districts via the hub, where they can find a variety of games to choose from.

Although the restructured hub is the key feature in the upcoming update, a few other locales have been added. They include the Action District, Sportswalk, Adventure District, and Pier Park.

Before the redesign, Sony plans to launch another core client upgrade in an effort to streamline the Home experience and minimize the time it takes to get into games.

[Industry Gamers]


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