Sony’s New Plans For Home


Sony’s Home community manager, TedTheDog, has given us a list of things that Sony has planned for Home within the upcoming month or two. I’ll start off by explaining the image above. As you can tell, it’s a SOCOM image with some words at the top including “PlayStation Home.” Why? Well, Sony is working on getting a SOCOM: Confrontation space out to the public which we can expect to see in a few weeks.

Please note that some things on the list after the break are already released such as the 1.11 patch and clothing. More things are to come in soon though. Read on to find out what.

This week

  • Patch 1.11
    This is a minor bug fix release and addresses a problem with Game Launching. If you opened the list of game sessions available at the same time one of the sessions launched it could cause a crash.
    Two complete outfits for male characters and black & white t-shirts for male and female characters are now available for free from the Threads store. Some of the items are not quite ready and will follow on as soon as they are.
  • Clothing
    Various items of free and purchasable clothing have been added

Whats coming soon

  • Street Fighter IV
    The unlockable items are already available in Home and are rewarded for winning online matches in the game.
    Purchasable outfits will be available within a few weeks.
  • Home Square
    A slightly updated Home Square will arrive in early March, possibly as early as the 5th.
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Space
    This is currently being worked on and we hope to release this for you within a few weeks
    This Space is also nearly ready but a specific date for its release is not yet available, but we are expecting it within a few weeks.
  • Siren: Blood Curse & Resident Evil 5, Warhawk
    Content for all of these have arrived here and are being prepared for SCEE's audience now. We will bring you more information on these as it becomes available.
  • Game Launching
    Many titles are preparing support for Game Launching but this often requires a patch to their title. It is not our intention to be announcing new releases and patches to other titles here in the Home community but hope to bring you news in the coming weeks.
  • Music within Home
    Playing your own music to others within Home is an extremely complex licensing issue that will take time to solve, if it is at all possible.
    In the meantime we are investigating various ways of allowing you to play your own music to yourself. We are also talking to other 3rd parties about making their music available to you in various ways.
      Personally, I’m really looking forward to the “Music within Home” title. Wonder if this will start a new trend in Home; walking radio stations. I wouldn’t doubt it one bit since I’ve seen several people already hosting their own circles allowing the listeners to request songs. Very, very cool.