Do you know PlayStation Home? Launched in December 2008 on PlayStation 3, this community game was a phenomenon that marked many gamers. Offered for free with each console, the game offered players the opportunity to find themselves in a virtual world (the metaverse). After seven years of loyal service, the PS Home was discontinued by Sony in April 2015.
Since then, many players have been eagerly awaiting a return of this online game which allowed many activities to be done with your friends online. Customize your avatar and virtual apartment with collector’s items that could be won by completing games on PlayStation.
After several years of absence, Sony Interactive Entertainment could prepare the big return of PlayStation Home on PS5.
PS Home on PlayStation 5?
Wouldn’t you like to meet your friends in a virtual place, where it is possible to do a multitude of activities, talk and have fun in the evening after a long day at work? Interact face to face, meet new players from all over the world. It was the challenge of PlayStation Home between 2008 and 2015. It may be the case soon on PS5.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has just renewed the trademark registration for PlayStation Home with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The firm therefore owns the brand until October 2028.
A collaboration between Sony and Epic Games?
In April, Sony helped fundraising for Epic Games. The Japanese firm has thus disbursed the tidy sum of 200 million dollars to encourage Epic Games to create connected social experiences based on the concept of “Metavers”.
A month later, we learned through a confidential (but unofficial) document that Epic Games would in turn offer Sony $ 200 million for the porting of 4 to 6 exclusives straight out of PlayStation Studios.
Would a collaboration between Sony and Epic for a new version of PlayStation Home be possible?
PS Home on PS5: A real interest in VR?
In recent years, the metaverse has continued to gain in popularity in the world of video games. This phenomenon is accentuated by games like Fortnite that specialize in real and virtual events.
Sony would thus have a great interest in launching a new version of PlayStation Home. With the arrival of PlayStation VR2, it would be possible to dive into a virtual world and interact with our friends in VR (virtual reality). It could clearly revolutionize the world of video games.