After a long and memorable journey Sony has officially decided to bury PlayStation Home, one of the most aspiring thing Sony has ever done in the video game industry, shutting it's doors for good. As previously announced by Sony, March 31st, 2015 would be PS Home's last day online.
PlayStation Home launched in December of 2008 bringing it's own brand of massively multiplayer fun to a large community, and was praised as a commercial success by nDreams, a studio that developed mini-games and more cosmetic downloadable content for PS Home before moving to work on VR-Related projects.
PS Home wasn't the most innovative idea by any means but it was far from a failure and brought players together (friends and strangers), despite the harsh critics and naysayers it survived for over seven years which is quiet impressive especially considering the stigma which surrounded it.
PlayStation Home was Sony's answer to The Sims, Second Life, Xbox Avatars and Mii. It was a virtual console world where PlayStation 3 users could interact and experience a unique social experience in a 3D gaming chat room. PlayStation Home allowed for great customization and funny experiences. However despite it's commercial success, it will not be coming to the PS4. In our previous article we expressed why PS4 needs PS Home.
Another one is called Atom Universe which is a theme park featuring plenty of rides and mini-games, as well as advanced social interactions. You can challenge other players, dance, drive vehicles and perform advanced interacted as stated above. It will be released on PC first, then on PS4. They have been approved by Sony for a PS4 release.
The recent demise of PlayStation Home was a dark day for PS Home users who visited the virtual world from time to time. We'll leave it here, goodbye PlayStation Home and may you R.I.P.