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PlayStation Home Isn't Coming Out of Beta, But It's Totally Getting Trophies

Posted by Sammy Barker

No impressive cabinets, though

When former PlayStation executive Phil Harrison revealed PlayStation Home at GDC many moons ago, one of the big features announced was a virtual Trophy cabinet that would allow you to inspect your dusty digital trinkets in a three-dimensional hallway. Much like many of the platform holder’s promises at the time, it never happened – but the firm is still eager for you to use the virtual world all the same.

A brand new update due out imminently in Europe and North America will apparently add Trophies to the title, finally giving you an excuse to do the running man next to a female avatar without feeling like a total creep. In truth, it’s not yet clear what this set of virtual rewards will require you to do, but all will apparently be revealed in the morning. We’re never lining up in that online bowling alley again, so Sony can forget it if that’s needed for the Platinum.

Since it was redesigned a couple of years back, it’s actually been a while since PlayStation Home received any meaningful tweaks. While this is sure to drive some traffic back to the service, though, we’re curious what the company's long-term plans are for the online world. There’s no word on it making its way to the PlayStation 4, for starters, and while there’ s still a dedicated fanbase that uses the interactive hangout, we can’t imagine that it has a whole lot of life left in it now.

Will you be donning your best digital gear and jumping back into the Japanese giant’s quaint virtual hub, or will it take more than a few Trophies to convince you to waste your time dancing in front of an interactive billboard again? Come back to our pad in the comments section below.

[via twitter.com, uk.ign.com]

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User Comments (7)

Splat

#1

Splat said:

I actually deleted Home because it took forever to load up and seemed to make my PS3 freeze more times than not.

Epic

#2

Epic said:

I didn't knew this was still on open beta xD
At this point I think they are using it as an excuse for all the fails xD

rjejr

#3

rjejr said:

I think I still have some green coins (or maybe they were red tickets) left from when they opened the 2nd area of the carnival. That's the last time I was in Home. Considering how big Facebook and Twitter and all the rest of "social media" are I'm actually kind of surprised Home didn't become more popular. I think if my kids and I could run around in there at the same time on the same PS3 we might even use it, there were some fun areas, and my room w/ the big faced tree actually has a lot of really cool decorations in it. Guess I'll have to go see if it's still there after the update.

Not on PS4 huh? I guess between the Share button and Live on Playstation they figure thats enough social interaction.

KAPADO

#4

KAPADO said:

As much flak as Home gets . I must admit I had some fun dancing in groups when it was first introduced. It's just Tomfoolery they just need to make it more fun. That games carnival place was pretty awesome "game or arcade medley?"

Vorlon

#6

Vorlon said:

There are always plenty of people in Home and there is loads of free stuff to do and collect. It never got a fair deal by the media.

lacerz

#7

lacerz said:

I remember when it first launched and Sony allowed open microphones. Yeah, that didn't last long. I did play it recently to get the original Twisted Metal.

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