PlayStation Home to Get a Facelift This Fall


…or Spring, depending on what hemisphere you live in (but keep in mind, this may refer to only the US; I am not sure what other regions will have). Anyway, Sony’s PlayStation Home team has decided to change up some things. Gone is the central plaza, and in it’s place will be a new area called the Hub. It will still have games, rewards, and activities to enjoy, including Cogs by Codename: Lazy 8 Studios on day one.

Some activities include some questing, so you can take part in narrative quests or just go on a little Home adventure if you so choose. They’re supposedly always going to be updated, so it might create some more activity within Home itself. Anyway, this central Hub also connects to what are essentially districts with specific themes.

The Action District(pictured below), for instance, is described as a gritty urban area that is the destination for fans of action games, shooters, horror, etc. The Adventure District is for fans of adventure games of course, with a setting at a beachfront jungle.

Two other districts include Pier Park, which takes place on, what else, a pier, complete with a Ferris wheel. It even has a party zone dedicated to indie and arcade games. Other activities include games within Home, with the theme being intended for fans of puzzle, carnival, and outdoor games.

The last district is the Sportswalk. This area is dedicated to, what else, sports, and takes place outside of a stadium. For you sports nerds, this area includes up-to-the-minute sports scores, headlines, and highlights.

Eventually, I can see more districts coming up, including one dedicated to motorsports and driving perhaps? Anyway, the team also plans on releasing an upgrade to the client to better streamline things for newcomers and getting you into games faster than before. This will not be part of the aforementioned upgrade, however, and will release separately, but will definitely help compliment this upgrade.

Besides the Central Plaza being taken out, other updates for currently existing spaces will be detailed at a later time.

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Written by: Jay - Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by Oly on August 23rd, 2011 [ 131640 Points ]

    My friend is working on this 8-)

  2. #2 by Darklurkr23 on August 23rd, 2011 [ 17446 Points ]

    As long as it’s free whatever. Can we get some more in-game items unlocks like DEAD ISLAND ? I feel like it looks like Habbo or some stupid site where people stand around and do nothing.

    Seriously though** DEAD ISLAND in-game unlocks on PS Home right now doing the zombie killer game.

  3. #3 by Tosh on August 24th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    Looks like a nice upgrade for sure. I’ll be sure to visit more often :) Would like to see the PS Home Clubs improved. More members, ability to have other admin so they can add stuff to the space. Be able to manage it online for game nights. For example send out reminders to people via PSN messages.

  4. #4 by Pedro on August 24th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I’ve only tried Home once, but I thought it was pretty boring and it took ages to load.

    I’ll give it another go after this.

  5. #5 by Jason on August 24th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    Home is full of pedophile men acting like little girls lol I hate home with a passion. Everything about it is a mess. You go to play something and it takes 30 trys to click on the thing because theres always 12 morons blocking it dancing or doing something else retarded. I get asked “Where do you live?” “How old are you” within 10 seconds of booting it up lol I picture majority of home users sitting in a row at a county jail lol

  6. #6 by EdEN on August 24th, 2011 [ 131365 Points ]

    Last time I visited Home was 7 months ago.

  7. #7 by EdEN on August 24th, 2011 [ 131365 Points ]

    @Jason:

    Playstation Home. Because pedophiles can’t go to Disneyland anymore.

  8. #8 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on August 24th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    last time i was on Home was when Resistance 2 released. I think I’ll go back on when R3 comes out lol

  9. #9 by mowmow on August 24th, 2011 [ 11160 Points ]

    even with the makeover, i’m not really sure i want to go. And to think i was kinda hyped about home before it went live

  10. #10 by dragon290513 on August 25th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    lets see how long it will keep me this time


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