Public Home spaces to be region-locked

Thursday, 17th July 2008 14:19 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Lordy. According to this PS3F story, Home’s public spaces are to be region-locked. From the piece:

If you want to meet up with your pals from abroad, then you’ll be able to invite them into your apartment, but warping into the game space to bowl or play chess is not possible. This is allegedly to make sure that each region receives an “experience most suited to their tastes” as well as, no doubt, to keep advertisers happy. The last thing they want is Europeans seeing an advert directed at Americans.

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  1. Michael

    The more I hear about Home, the worse it gets.

    “Here’s a great social tool for you. Now watch as we deny you the ability to use half those features with your friends.”

    Smart Sony. Real smart.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. morriss

    2008 is the year of PlayStation. We’re all writing about it according to Tretton.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. pjmaybe

    Y’see this isn’t really about anything other than ensuring we don’t get any of that publically-accessible video footage on upcoming game titles before the yanks or the japanese do.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Trip SkyWay

    Damn, if this is done by IP then I’m screwed :(

    #4 7 years ago

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