Home—the future of gaming?

Most people know the role-playing game Second Life where you can do most of the things you can in real life—purchase your own flat, make friends, visit (actual) companies and benefit from all these services.
Sony has announced a similar concept for the PS3, and it looks nothing short of amazing.

Having not tried Second Life yet, I can’t tell whether Home—as Sony has chosen to dub it—will have anything Second Life doesn’t, but according to the trailer, you’ll be able to purchase and decorate your own flat, bring friends from Home into your online multiplayer PS3 games, modify your character to millions of different combinations, share the music and videos you have on your PS3 harddrive on screens and stereos in your apartments and in the future, even rent movies and watch them in cinemas.

Now, I don’t have a PS3 (they’re not released in Europe yet), and I don’t plan to get one, but I’d damn like to try this.

According to Sony, Home will be available from Autumn 2007.

[via GameSpot]

Lasse Havelund on March 9th, 2007

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3 responses to “Home—the future of gaming?”

  1. Nick responded on March 9th, 2007 at 10:32 pm | permalink

    Sounds quite different to second life actually. In second life you can make anything you want etc… It’s quite crazy and I don’t like it much.
    However, having said that, this sounds awesome. Sadly, the PS3 is just another console, same as all the others. Except my (and all the) Wii(s).

  2. Lasse Havelund responded on March 18th, 2007 at 2:11 am | permalink

    Heh, I’ll agree there, Nick–they’re all just the same, except the Nintendos–the Wii, the N64 and the NES are the only consoles I would ever attempt to get my hands on :)

  3. Macs899 responded on March 25th, 2007 at 12:19 am | permalink

    Wheee, why have a real life when you can play at having one on your computer? :D

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