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Hellfire: There's Still Plenty of Potential for PlayStation Home

Push Square: "PlayStation Home has grown exponentially over the past six months with the release of innovative free-to-play experiences like Mercia: Fractured Realms and Bootleggers ’29 – but Home Tycoon developer Hellfire Games believes there’s still plenty of potential for the social platform to expand."

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Emilio_Estevez1387d ago

Hellfire makes some good home stuff too, very innovative for the platform.

lodossrage1387d ago

HOME itself has been growing without anyone realizing it. And it's starting to draw more support as Toylogic just started making stuff for HOME.

The games have gotten more advanced as time went on. The only problem I have with HOME (and will probably always have) is the fact that the trophy room and the streaming from your HDD isn't there.

Having things like the Crackle apartment is nice and the portable tvs you can bring anywhere with crackle on it are nice too. But nothing will be better than streaming directly from your drive (personal opinion).

darthv721387d ago (Edited 1387d ago )

some of those ideas will come out for PS+ members. It is interesting how there are not yet any members only spaces.

Pretty much any new features added to PSN are being tiered towards the + members and so i would expect sony to have a similar approach when it comes to Home as well.

Just think about exclusive spaces that the regular free members can't get access to. Sony could make them really worth while as just another perk to being a paid member.

get2sammyb1387d ago

I actually think there already is a PlayStation Plus exclusive VIP lounge in Home, but it's not all that exciting. I personally think the virtual world should focus on its free-to-play nature, and invite as many members to experience its content as possible.

Perks for Plus subscribers would be nice though. Perhaps you could get access to exclusive Gold items if you're a subscriber, or something?

get2sammyb1387d ago

Hopefully people start paying more attention. I'm really impressed with some of the more recent stuff being added to the platform. Obviously, it's never going to replace the Uncharteds and God of Wars of the world -- but as a nice social distraction, I really enjoy Home.

Emilio_Estevez1387d ago

I like to go on home when I don't feel like really getting into a serious gaming session, when I don't feel like trying very hard. There is always something new to check out.

Knight_Crawler1387d ago (Edited 1387d ago )

I tried to like Home but what killed it for me was the loading time when you leave certain areas.

Wish it was just one big open world and integrated to the XMB so I can just click somewhere and I am in Home..

get2sammyb1387d ago

Unfortunately, that is still a problem -- but it has definitely improved. I'm not quite sure how they could make it much quicker, though. It's just a limitation of the technology.

Perhaps Sony's acquisition of Gaikai could be leveraged to improve this for PS4?

DeadlyFire1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

Gaikai + Home = 1 second loading times. Would be amazing. That is my only reason for not playing with Home much. If loading times were shorter it would be amazing.

JBSleek1387d ago

I think that is Home makes the PS4 transition it can be really great with lower loading times and more innovation.

-Gespenst-1387d ago

I'm assuming they'll carry Home over to the PS4? Otherwise all this investment in it's pretty pointless...

get2sammyb1387d ago

I imagine so. Apparently it's extremely profitable, and it's still very popular amongst a specific demographic. It wouldn't make sense to just scrap it.

MaximusPrime1387d ago

i was a closed beta tester of ps home before it opened to public. I have seen many changes over the past couple of years.

recently i have been on and off lately.. still many people used it. one of the room usually overcrowded. PS Home still popular.

Cam9771387d ago

I've not been on it in months, i'll check it out soon.

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