Atari Announces PS3 "Home" Program for PCs

Last month, Sony announced Home, in which the PS3 community will assume 3D avatars to communicate and interact with other gamers online. Gamers could shop, congregate with friends, and explore Sony’s virtual online city. However, Atari has announced that it will release a new online interactive environment for gamers that will not only allow them to do what Home does, but promises users the ability to create their own gaming events and experiences, according to a report by MCVUK.

Chris Bergstresser, Senior President of Online Entertainment at Atari said, "Let’s just say it will be PC to start with. I can’t and I won’t speak for Europe but presumably if it is a success in the US then yes, it will be coming to Europe. We would quickly open it up to other territories."

He continued and emphasized the total open ended nature of the Atari program. "Phil Harrison [of Sony] had this big announcement of Game 3.0 and I think its great that he’s announced that because it will lend legitimacy to what we’re doing. But it goes further than that. We feel user generated content is not just something you just let people dabble in, we feel that it is something where you give people the tools to do whatever the hell they want."

Gaming anarchy? We’ll just have to wait and see.


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