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GDC: PS Home to gain three new spaces each month

Wednesday, 25th March 2009 20:51 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Earlier today, Sony’s director of PlayStation Home in the US, Jack Buser, announced that Home’s beautiful, wide-open frontier will soon be paved over with tens, hundreds — maybe even thousands — of themed spaces.

“You’ll see about three new spaces launched a month – I’ll be shocked if we ever go under that number, we have so much in the pipeline,” Buser said during a talk at GDC.

Among other things, he also encouraged developers to implement microtransactions in Home with the following rationale:

“What else can you buy for 49 cents? You can’t even get a cup of coffee. It’s great value for the gamers.”

Yeah.

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14 Comments

  1. wz

    That picture iconifies everything I hate about “social gaming”.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    I hate zebra cowboy hats and long-chairs to…

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    “What else can you buy for 49 cents? You can’t even get a cup of coffee. It’s great value for the gamers.”

    What a stupid thing to say, you cant just spend that much because the lowest amount you can put on a PSN account is about 5$.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    I could buy a chocolate bar!

    #4 6 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    Still, if there’s cool minigames in these spaces I am up for it.

    Does this include the UK home cus if so, I haven’t checked it out in ages.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Roybott

    “maybe even thousands”

    (1000 / 12 Months) / 3 per month == 27.7 years…

    hehehe

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    SCEE and SCEA are pretty much like 2 different companies, Buser is head of the US Home so none of this actually confirms anything for the PAL Home.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Syrok

    For the PAL area that probably means one new area every two or three month.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Hunam

    Jack Buser is about to have the longest day of his life.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    interesting i think they should try to stream their e3 announcements live in home this year.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    They already did something for E3 last year, though only the beta testers could see it…

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Roybott

    @Hunam First time I started reading this article I had to read his surname twice… :)

    #12 6 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    yea i got an invite to the home beta after e3 Gek so im looking forward to seeing it implemented this year on a grand scale.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. No_PUDding

    If I partake in a realitime E3 do, it will be on an IRC channel.

    Oh heck, I might have Home loaded up downstairs, but only to lol.

    #14 6 years ago

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