Junkie Monkeys: A content creator for PlayStation Home recently discussed with me his worries for the future of PlayStation Home.
I think PS Home would be 10x better and more useful on PS4 because of the more focused social and sharing elements.
I agree. I think that home would be a great addition to PS4. you could even put some of the shared content on virtual billboards and live content and so forth. I just think that the possibilities are endless for the venue on the PS4.
i think it would be a killer addition to PSvita. a good way to market more games and just a better way for people to ineract with eachother on the device. i liked ps home.
I always liked the idea of home but its execution was somewhat strange. I would think sony could really make it work on the Ps4 due to the social interaction the system is more capable of producing. On the Ps3 it wasnt as seamless as it could have been. it made for a great social experiment but one that you had to make the effort to go into to check out new stuff as opposed to having it be part of the xmb by default and all the new stuff there when you signed into your system. in other words it was detached where if it was integrated it could have done even more. I hope sony doesnt give up on the idea but takes the good parts and evolve them into the ps4 ui experience at some point.
Home was held back by a few things for me, not sure if they have been implemented since. I always thought it would be cool if your "apartment" and open spaces were interconnected, meaning you don't have to press start and load and area (even though you could quick transport still if you wanted), you just walk to it and the server will calculate what instance you are walking to... and your friends are with you the whole time, walking in shops in the mall, into the pool hall, whatever you do is done without those ridiculous load sessions. That would make Home a worthwhile time for me, and it would be much more fun. I still thought it was a cool idea and it was fun, but it was far too limited to spend much time on it. I think it would just take way too much time and resources for Sony to seriously stick with it.
@darth- i think it would have been an inconvenience for people if it was forced on them bc its not for everyone, theyd prob get pissed off. just imo. tho i didnt fully understand what you meant. @scott- yeah, no they didnt change the load sceens, would have been better if they didnt have them, but there were so many spaces i think it woukd take too much power to do that. i went on it a lot to talk and meet new ppl, often to play a game of chess or poker. plus check out the new spaces with games. it was a good chill spot imo.
Agreed. Home was awesome back in the day and I still feel that it's a good concept, but the inherent limitations of the PS3 are constantly holding it back. I think it would really shine on the PS4.
@Illionair Yeah I can see that. But with the share button and twitch stream PS Home is almost pointless of sorts when PS4 does all that and more effortlessly. All the social options are just few buttons away while your in game. And Twitch is huge so I'm having a hard time seeing home on PS4. Unless they build it from the ground up to make it more personal with avatars which is cool but I dunno Sony ultimately wants to develop for it.
It was garbage and a waste of time. I hope it never sees the light of day again.
Sony needs to focus on games the first 3 years, then worry about other things.
I can only imagine how much better PS4 Home will be with it's 8GB ram and it's cloud streaming. It has been held back some buy the aging PS3 tech, people who use it know what i'm talking about. Yeah that plus the game streaming and social aspects makes it seem like it was made for Home, a perfect fit.
Home is dead. And had been for years, when it failed to take off Sony stopped almost all push for it. Why would they spend money and resources on it now?
Its a cash cow for sony, you're obviously trolling.
how is he trolling? Home IS dead and they don't even talk about it anymore. Although the spend money part, they actually earn more through ad space. But resources, yes - a waste. HOME should have ceased a long time ago imo. It was Phil's vision, and he left. Almost everything that could have been cool and promised about HOME, was not done - ever. Just one big chat room for no real reason that constantly loaded and updated.
That was like in 2010.. and if it was a cash cow now, I'm pretty sure they'd be implementing it right away. Not a whole lot of Sony did with PS3 was very profitable... so not sure where you getting that from..
Every time a Home article comes along we get the "Home flopped" comments. No point in correcting these people. They'll just ignore the facts and do it again on the next article. I'm guessing they just don't want to take the trouble of converting it, but it would surprise me if they didn't eventually do something similar on PS4.
He's trolling because Home isn't dead, and hasn't been dead for years. It makes Sony quite a bit of money, and quite a few people still use it(or did, when I was on it as of last year). Sony doesn't always need to talk about something for it to be a success. Unlike Microsoft, they don't shout every minor success from the rooftops. Home quietly served its purpose and has remained relevant enough. Anyway, I thought there was talk last year around launch that Home would not be moving to PS4. In which case, this is hardly news.
Home has seen more than 31 million users. If that means it failed then so has just about every game ever made.
Actually I'm not trolling. I'm very serious. Yes home has quite a good size following and that does not matter at all, I will be shocked if a version of home ever comes out on ps4, I love rockband and so do millions of people right now that are still playing it.......and it's DEAD. I'm sure home was a money maker for Sony but when was the last time Sony talked about it. Home,move and wonder book were experiments that in the long run did not accomplish what Sony wanted them to do so support was turned off.
so cause someone don't brag or talk about something it doesn't exist. ok. Damn IQ is such a scarce thing online it seems.
Failed experiment. It was worth the effort though but I don't think they will continue it on PS4. Focus on bring us quality games from both AAA devs and indie.
But but but.. It was the perfect place for the socially awkward home schooled kids!
GOOD !!! It was for weird people & people with no social lifes .
People with no Social on a social app ? hmmmmkay
I completely agree with you Nero1314. I bought my daughter (9 now 12) a ps3 slim for her birthday to watch blu-ray's and play some of the younger games I had collected on plus. She asked if she could play on home so I checked it out and as far as I could see it was full of parks and theme parks for her to run around in. (she doesn't like a challenge she prefers minecraft on peaceful mode). The amounts of messages she received as if it was a dating site was crazy. I know it was not allowed for under 18's but she has never received text like that on Minecraft(I did ban her from home). some of the people didn't even give a shit when she replied to 'how old are you' and she said she was 9.
Very sad. The reminder of how sick people can be is always hurting.
Chris Hanson needs to go on home. Lol
I installed home the PS3, played around for 30 minutes, then deleted it forever. Not needed.
Home made them money. The only way I think home would work is if the Console booted into it, and it was your avatar across games, like mii's but not everyone would want that
That's what I actually expected when they announced it. A virtual place you boot into that replaces the XMB.
Hrm...I totally forgot about Playstation Home. I guess that's saying something about it.
I'm sure Home could be improved so much on the PS4, i was so put off on PS3 by the lack of stuff to do and the incredibly long loading times.
Home, that place was hilarious to troll. Go to the main square and just dance in front of the 50 male avatars surrounding the one female avatar that's actually a dude. Priceless.
I actually did that before LOL. It is quite funny when you would be getting all kinds of attention, just for using a female avatar. A lot of people online think that if its a female character being used in a game, its gotta be a female behind it LOL. IDK if it is just me or not, but when given the chance, I would rather be looking at the rear of a female all the time :) Oh well, I'd rather see Sony use the resources on something else other than a PS4 version of home, to be honest.
Doesn't matter who or what she really is. In a world of phenomena appearance is everything. :) Would it be that much different if the female character was driven by AI written by a male programmer?
Yeah man, but that falls flat when these dudes are actually flirting with this female avatar, asking for it's phone number, email, facebook, or to go into a PSN video chat, lmao. A lot of those guys on PS Home were pretty pathetic, and it was hilarious to troll them.
If you want PS Home that's what PS3 is for. PS Home is only for people who want to CosPlay, buy virtual homes, and for horny little kids to roleplay as a woman. Not needed IMO
Although it was fun to do the robot in front of random people dressed as a ghostbuster, this is probably for the best at the moment. Sony should keep supporting ps3 home though, it has its place.
Given that one of the biggest supporters of Home, Phil, isn't anymore at Sony it's not surprising. It didn't achieve what Sony expected it to do or be so there is probably little reason to sink money and resources into making a PS4 version.
Damn I forgot all about home.
Home was awesome. At least you could use your avatar for something and they didn't look lame and cartoony like the 360 ones. They had some awesome clothes and costumes for the avatars and playing pool was a lot of fun. All it needs is more areas to explore, more games, and less loading times. It has a lot of potential. I don't know why people hate it so much, its not like you were forced to use it and it was FREE.
i nreally enjoy the carnival. a lot of good games to play there. the baseball game occupied most my time
If they made a better Home, it would work. Look how successful Second Life was. It was a self-sustained economy.
I agree. Just getting rid of the constant loading screens would make it tons better. I still wouldn't use it myself but I could see people getting there..
PlayStation home was excellent APART FROM it having a gamey realistic look which struggled at times and took time to load PlayStation home needs to be simple cartoon avatars type visuals which is quick to load and would do very well I'd love to see a PlayStation game hub like that
ps home isnt dead, there are still a ton of ppl on there I go on it sometimes
if Sony have any sense at all then they will let it die with the ps3. was a huge waste of time on the PS3.
PS3 Die. Guess you haven't heard of cross platform processing. PS3 To PS4...
i just meant leave it on the ps3. dont take it to ps4. that would be a huge waste of time imo
I always thought Home was tons of fun, especially when they ramped up the game spaces. The loading times did put a damper on it, I imagine on the PS4 with background downloading would fix that issue.
home would work exactly how it originally intended if it was brought to PS4, being able to party up with people you dont know and go directly into a multiplayer game would actually work this time around sadly i guess its not going to happen...
Home was Awesome then they turned off open mics then I never went back! I'm not send a chat invite to every person I want to talk to!
I loved Home when they had open mics, it sucks that the good had to suffer for the bad.
SONY!!!! You will be so friggin BOGUS for not bringing this over. How hard can it possibly be?? I don't even want enhanced graphics, just port the damn thing over.
it should be native to the system actually..
With PS Now, what's to stop Sony streaming the entire PS Home experience? It would eliminate load times and shouldn't require too much investment.
Streaming PS Home will be a total fail. With all of the people online at once in multiple areas it would have to be on the actual system for it to work properly.
I'm not a die hard fan of home, but if you spent abit of time with it there was some pretty unique games/features.... I kind of wish that it would come to ps4 ESP since the ps4 has got streaming capabilities
Home apart, the PS4 could really improved their social features, like having their own social network within the Playstation universe. I mean why sharing video captures and pictures on facebook or twiter ? My facebook friends aren't my PS friends and vice versa. Enable me to share with my friends on ps4, have video chat and ect...
This is actually pretty spot on. I don't use facebook or twitter, due to some restrictive issues with my job, so it would be great to actually be able to post vids and pics and share them with those that actually MIGHT care. Good point.
I dont care if Home was a flop or a success for Sony I just thought home was boring and was filled with a bunch of rude 20 something frat boys and immature adults. I love the PS3 but Home was not very good. I would rather Sony concentrate on backing more original IPs like the Last of Us and the Last Guardian than put more money into something like PS Home.
Home was a big turd.
I've seen people spend thousands of dollars in home. Home needs a vita update and Home PS4. If Sony drops PS home it will be a big mistake...
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