November 02 2011
PLAYSTATION®HOME REDESIGN FUELS NEW ERA FOR THE SOCIAL GAME PLATFORM
New Core Experience Features a Rich and Diverse Selection of Games Making it the Most Robust Gamified Social Experience on Consoles
FOSTER CITY, Calif., November 2, 2011 - Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced that the redesigned PlayStation®Home will be available beginning tomorrow, November 3, 2011, exclusively on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system for users throughout the US and Canada. The PlayStation Home redesign includes a new core experience that features genre-based districts as well as a wide variety of exclusive games that cater to each player's interests, style and game preference.
The PlayStation Home redesign will launch with a number of free-to-play game titles, based upon a freemium business model, including:
"This is a major milestone for PlayStation Network, and we are thrilled to bring a new core experience to PlayStation Home where games are front and center," said Jack Buser, director of PlayStation Home, SCEA. "Home's community is made up of some of the most passionate gamers on PS3, and we've listened to their feedback since Home launched in 2008, finally transforming Home itself into a game. This redesign marks a new beginning for PlayStation Home, and players can expect much more to come."
Key features that were unveiled at the announcement of the redesign included an all-new futuristic Hub that brings games directly to players with a featured game front-and-center upon login and integrates an Activity Board that features a robust questing system, community events and user-generated content. The Hub will also offer additional navigation, shopping, socializing and entertainment options. From the Hub, players can teleport to different genre-based districts and spaces including:
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About Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services the PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store. Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation 2, PSP and PS3 systems for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC serves as headquarters for all North American operations.
About PlayStation Network, SCEA
PlayStation®Network is the online entertainment hub for all PlayStation® platforms, connecting together users worldwide for unlimited online gameplay and access to over-the-top content including games, movies and TV shows, sports and music, all without any subscription fees required. The PlayStation®Store offers the best in digital entertainment with a constantly expanding library of thousands of games and add-on content as well as hit movies, TV shows and original programming options such as PULSE, Qore™ and The Tester™. PlayStation Network also features access to streaming video services Netflix, Hulu Plus, CinemaNow and Vudu, streaming music service Music Unlimited as well as streaming sports through applications for DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB.TV and NHL GameCenter Live. Subscription service PlayStation®Plus delivers free games, huge discounts and great exclusives including special features and early access to betas. PlayStation Network also provides access to PlayStation®Home, a social game platform featuring hundreds of games, many free-to-play.
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