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PlayStation Home History |

home1.jpgIf you’re like me, you are anticipating the launch of PlayStation Home like it was Christmas. You also have a sliver of hope that you might actually be chosen to be one of the lucky few to beta-test the Home service. And being such a Home aficionado, you probably downloaded the Home trailer from the PlayStation Store and showed it to your wife/husband or girl/boy-friend, or lacking those, your pet. (Although I have to say Home didn’t seem to impress my wife. She saw the scene near the beginning where a bunch of people were watching a video on the wall and immediately thought of The Island and 1984. Big Brother is watching you and all. Oh well. Can’t win them all.)

Of course, you’re also curious about how Home came about, and Develop Magazine has a small blurb about just that. The article looks long enough, but that’s deceptive. But there are a few interesting tidbits, like the fact that Home was original “Hub” for the PS2, and that it was meant to be a 2D service until it came to the PS3:

A 3D platform for Home, rather than Hub’s 2D one, means assets can be natively exported from games built using Maya and incorporated straight into the service when it comes to developers and publishers building their own spaces.

So do yourself a favour if you’re a Home fan, and check it out:

Welcome, Home

  • Home is definitely going to be a big deal when it comes out late this year.

  • freedesign420

    soooo amped about home!

  • MetalProxy

    Thanks for the info Henning. Its hard to find any positive stuff about home. I really want to be at “Home”. The mini games look awesome (Little Big Planet).

  • Anybody know what these Trophies are? I’d like a little more information. And I wonder how Home will be implemented with games that were released prior to it.

  • ehandlr

    Phaethon360…they have stated that the trophies will be retroactive to old games as well. So any trophies released for a game, if you earned will have them.

  • OblivionRising

    I did all those things:
    I anticipated Home like it was Christmas; I do hope that I get chosen for the beta testing; I downloaded the trailer as well, but I didn’t show it to anybody, though.
    Man, I can’t wait for Home.

  • Scott

    I check the site at least twice a day to sign up for the Beta. It’s getting kinda old.

  • MetalProxy

    I keep staring at the web site also. They should let us at least sign up for the beta then later tell us we cant be there.

  • right on proxy.. I even have sent emails to whatever is on the terms …and no response…