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Mysterious Sony trailer teasing new PS Home?

Monday, 26th September 2011 19:19 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Sony’s released a new live-action trailer which seems to be teasing the reveal of a revamped PlayStation Home.

The trailer shows various Sony characters from series such as Resistance and LittleBigPlanet making appearances before all of them enter a room where no weapons are allowed. We’re assuming this suggests Sony’s gearing to reveal a new look PS Home service on October 5 – the date mentioned at the end of the trailer.

Nothing’s confirmed, though. Watch the trailer below, and see if you can make a better guess than us.

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20 Comments

  1. Razor

    Ugh, Home.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. K-V-C

    its actually very ps home !!! but yea it needs a update

    #2 3 years ago
  3. strikkebil

    if its ps home i will be really disappointed…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. a7md1990

    Home had the potential of being the best Sims game ever!! but really failed..letz hope this update comes close to what I had expected 2 years ago!.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. jmg24bad

    I hope its ps home. But it could be anything. Also if you listen to the sounds int the background you can hear : resistance 3 sirens , twisted metal sweet tooth ice cream truck music. You can see (parappa the rapper poster , resistance 3 guns.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. KAP

    A lick of paint won’t change the fact that Home is fundamentally awkward as a service.
    It promotes social gaming that feels separate from the PS3 your playing it on.
    These vast spaces full of boundaries, A very sparse, cold virtual world filled with Sony ads.

    You can flipping keep it mate.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Yoshi

    They need to make it like they were originally aim for. Trophy rooms, launching every game from PSHome then when finished with the game PSHome reopens.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. jmg24bad

    that kind of already happens. You can launch a game from ps home and return when finished ( not all games but some. Im a frequent user of home) . Trophy rooms is just one “promise” they gave to us. I have a trophy list already , i dont feel the need for a trophy room on ps home. And the “boundaries” are set only by your lack of knowledge to glitch lol. But seriously , home is what you make it. Its just like college. If you dont participate in any activities. you will find it lame and want leave.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. strikkebil

    yea. trophy list isnt gonna do shit for home. the original concept was crap. sony is throwing money out the window on this awfull awfull idea.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    @9 Actually, it makes a profit, so as shit as it may be they’re definitely not throwing their money “out the window”.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. strikkebil

    i dont know. even if it makes a profit, theyre not looking at the bigger picture. PSN is lacking in so many ways, everybody complains, and its a huge drawback for the PS3. just this last week it was down and theres maintenence all the time. if they wouldve scrapped home and focused on making PSN a better experience i think they wouldve made way more money.

    if only 10-20% use home and they make a profit. who cares? theyre missing out on 80-90% of the people using PS3s. a better network is something that 100% of the online users would feel the benefit from, and make the console more attractive.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. OrbitMonkey

    “psn is lacking in so many ways” translation “no cross game chat… Erm thats it”

    “everyone complains” translation “no-one complains”

    #12 3 years ago
  13. tmac2011

    home mic chat is back could be from people talking when they walk into the room. from there gear its prolly call of duty, or a combined room for FPS shooters, i did hear a sound thats from metal gear solid. sounded like the MK 2 robot. just some assumptions!

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    @12 Cross game chat. Dedicated European video stores. The horrible design of the store itself, and it’s lack of trials for downloadable titles or screenshots for games. The need to synch trophies, instead of it being automatic. The inability to contextually search the store (which is coming in the next Live update) Not to mention the recent hacking fiasco, which showed off a lazy interest in security on Sony’s part, and which never should have happened in the first place.

    The next Xbox Live update will also be adding new feature that allows you to send out a “call out” to everyone on your friends list, to let them know that yo want to play a certain game. You can even do it when you’re not in the game – I could watch a movie in Netflix while telling people I want to play Battlefield. When everyone is ready, we can just start a party, and instantly jump into the game.

    The new cloud storage on Xbox Live will be a proper dedicated feature as well – your entire profile can apparently be stored entirely online now, along with, again, autonomous game storage that doesn’t need to be handled by the user all the damn time like it is on PSN.

    Yes, I know PS+ has an “automatic” update feature. The reality of this feature though, is that to use it the PS3 has to go into a standby mode while it does all that.

    So yeah, just a slight difference.

    I’m a PS+ subscriber. I love the games on the machines, and some of its exclusive are some of my favourite games this decade. But it’s interface is, simply put, a crock of shit.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Fin

    Don’t forget the ridiculous patches (both system and game).

    #15 3 years ago
  16. daytripper

    cross game chat is not just it. the whole interface is boring and half hearted for a start.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @15 I can’t consider that a valid criticism, personally.

    Sure, the time it takes for patches for some of the bigger games to download can a complete pain, but that system has one benefit over Xbox Live’s method in that it gives the games a lot more room to expand after release.

    LittleBigPlanet and Gran Turismo 5 are two perfect example of this.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Fin

    @17

    That they’ve looser rules regarding patches and game expansion doesn’t excuse the lack of delta updates. Both can occur concurrently.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. speedxl01

    Well they should establish an always on background update service that manages those tasks at low priority, but I guess, that’s a little difficult, because maybe it could interfere with other active XMB services like 3D photo view, upsampled music player,visualizer, browser, media server etc..

    Or maybe not..

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Christopher Jack

    Maybe more core gamers would accept Home if it were further integrated into their PSN identity, like Microsoft’s avatar crap, that makes a shitload of money for a virtual representation of yourself that you can do next to nothing with apart from some Kinect games.

    I’m not a fan of Home, what I’m saying is that maybe if it felt part of PSN & not just a separate service, I’d find it easier to adapt to, as it stands now, it’s barely worth the 20 seconds it takes to patch the damn thing.

    #20 3 years ago

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