Sony quietly kills off Playstation Home

Sony's Playstation Home was an experiment of sorts, meant to be a free community hub for owners of a Playstation 3 to build a personal space and show it off to other PS3 players. That experiment is now over as Sony has killed off the Playstation Home service.

Many Playstation owners may be more focused on the recent update to the PS4, but an automatic update to the PS3 that went out yesterday has removed Playstation Home from existence. Seen more as an experiment introduced by Phil Harrison back in 2008, PS Home brought forth free and paid content for PS3 owners could use to build personal spaces online which could be shared with others.

PS Home was shunned by many gamers, but it generated at least some profit through micro-transactions and even helped push Microsoft to build the Xbox Game Room for the Xbox 360, which served as a classic arcade room that also carried both free and paid content to access with your avatar.

While Sony didn't address the removal of PS Home yesterday, the company did make the announcement that the hub would be taken offline through the Playstation forums late last year.

Source: The Inquisitor

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