Sodium One Launches in PlayStation Home Today
This update sounds really cool! In fact, it might draw a lot of attention and could just be something that would get you into Home. What it is is a 50-level vehicle combat game accessible from a “highly interactive” game space. Here’s what was said about it on the Official Blog:
This entertainment event, set in a future of advanced technology where man and machine meet on a vast salt plain to turn deadly battle into extreme sport, resides only in the ever-growing world of PlayStation Home.
The name of the launch event is call “Salt Shooter”. Here’s details on that, as well as some of the other features within Sodium One:
a 50 level combat challenge where players can collect items to level up gameplay and strategically customize hovertanks with weapons, armor, and countermeasures. These level-ups can be obtained in a variety of ways, including meeting in-game objectives, trading resources collected in the Sodium world, and purchasing items that unlock upgrades in the Sodium environment (such as the tank pilot jackets, which grant access to additional levels of the game, leaderboards, and the pilots’ VIP lounge). All of this is built upon an MMO framework that includes additional games like Desert Quench and Scorpion Stomp, associated rewards and collectibles, and personal questing adventures, all of which are tracked by the Sodium AI Information Android known as VICKIE.
There are plans to expand this over time and offer up new games and challenges, as well as virtual items and the like. From the sound of things, you may have to pay to unlock the full game, but over the next 7 days, they’re going to hand out 1,050 voucher codes (150 codes per day) for people who log into Home and interact with VICKIE to unlock the full game. The whole thing has been developed by Outso Ltd. and published by Lockwood Publishing Ltd. I might have to check this out :).