news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Sony Begging Gamers to Give PS Home a Second Chance


It's hard to believe that nearly two years have passed since the launch of PlayStation Home, an online hub where gamers can interact with others socially, download content, and ... no one really knows what else. After the project failed to receive a positive reaction from gamers and the media, Home seemed to vanish into obscurity. As a relatively new PlayStation 3 owner, I frequently come across the Home selection option, but overlook it and head straight to my game, never thinking twice of downloading the online feature. That's just the kind of response Home has managed to evoke.

Now, almost two years later, Sony is begging us all to give Home one last chance. "I hear all the time, 'I logged on when it first launched but there was nothing there'—but I urge people to go back on there," said Peter Edward, director for Home. "Two years down the line it has come on in leaps and bounds, is vibrant, full of cool content and games to play. It's free—those who aren't going in there are really missing out. If you think Home is what it was two years ago, do yourself a favor and have another look, you won't be disappointed."

It seems that Sony really wants gamers to explore Home. Is it possible that the feature has been revamped well enough to warrant a download and some quality play time, or is Sony just trying to keep a sickly project alive? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below, and if you've tried the new Home, let us know how it's working out for you.


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