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Home is where the virtual heart is, at least for Sony's beta anyways
Posted: 28.02.2008 12:55 by Jamie Davey Comments: 2
Sony has revealed some of the first integrations into their upcoming virtual Home community. They plan to release arcade like renditions of games as well as give gamers access to unseen areas in titles like Resistance: Fall of Man.

The announcement has details on first-party titles getting the Home Portal treatment like Resistance, Drakes Fortune and Warhawk which is apparently going to get its own interactive "war room".

Home™ is a real-time 3D, networked community that serves as a meeting place for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) users from around the world, where they can interact, communicate, join online games, shop, share content and even build their own personal spaces. Home™ will be available as a free download from the PLAYSTATION®Store and will launch directly from the PS3™ system's Home Menu.

Unseen areas and "intercepted" radio communiqué between US and EU forces for Resistance: Fall of Man. A 2D side-scrolling arcade game complete with enemies and exploding barrels for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Lastly, but certainly not least by the sounds of things, a fully interactive "war room" for gamers to plan and strategise upcoming matches for Warhawk.

No official date from Sony when Home will be unleashed to PlayStation gamers but it is expected soon.

Click here to visit the official Home Beta Trail website.

Comments

By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Feb 28, 2008
Wowerine
This is a good idea
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 28, 2008
herodotus
Two years is the max time being given for the burth of the total Home Theatre experience and it looks revolutionary. The centrpiece (a year off now) will be a 'coffee table' that has an interactive glass panel on top, much like the new Apple iCamera to select from differing Media. All entertainment systems in the home will be controlled through this 'workstation', including the internet so we'll be seeing more of these "War Room" ideas for games in the near future. Interesting times ahead (and wallet-emptying ones).