The New PlayStation Home Certainly Looks Feature Rich.

We already know that Sony's got a full reboot for the series in the works, but SCEE's Darren Cairns has given a little more indication as to what we can expect from the service when it relaunches later in the year.

"The new core experience for PlayStation Home will feature a revamped Home Square and a new 'districts' design that will help you find games, people and places that fit your favourite game genre," Cairns explained. "This new Home Square integrates games, quests, and community events, while providing you with additional navigation, shopping, social tools and entertainment options."

Sony's also announced that it's planning on releasing an Indie Park as one of the social network's districts, "showcasing some of the best upcoming talent in the independent game developer community".

But current Home favourites aren't going anywhere. "You will still be able to play Home classics such as bowling, pool, chess and draughts with your friends," Cairns added.

Ultimately though, the PlayStation Home reboot is all about destroying that stigma that has pertained since the service was launched. The misconception that suggests there's nothing to do.

"Home is all about games and with a new version of the client coming soon too, our aim is to get you and your friends to these games faster. We hope that with our new redesigned experience and upgrade to the core client, you’ll very soon be consumed in a world of games with your fellow players," Cairns continued.

"If your view of Home was formed over two years ago when we were in our first year – we want you to take a second look; we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised."

We've included a run down of the new districts after the jump.

  • Action: With a gritty, urban aesthetic reminiscent of a first-person shooter level, the Action District is the perfect destination for gamers looking for action, shooter and horror games.
  • Sportswalk: Come experience the outside-the-stadium feel of the Sports district, which features sports quizzes, trivia and sports-themed games.
  • Adventure: Enter a lush beachfront jungle full of sights to see and adventure-themed games to discover in the Adventure District.
  • Pier Park: Your destination for carnival, puzzle, outdoor and arcade games, featuring a waterfront boardwalk, ferris wheel and a fun party zone which is linked to Indie Park.