Sony announced today on their official PlayStation forums that PlayStation Home is scheduled to be fully shut down by March, 31, 2015. New content will stop being available as of November 12, and downloadable content will not be available after December 3.
Launched in December of 2008, PlayStation Home has seen tens of millions of users from around the world over the past six years. In an official statement, Sony thanked their fans for their support and added that they will be offering free content to players before the platform full closes.
Due to a shifting landscape, PlayStation Home will cease publishing new content on November 12, 2014. Gamers in the U.S. and Canada will be able to download content until December 3, 2014. As a token of our tremendous gratitude to the community, we will also be releasing a series of free content prior to the platform’s closure on March 31, 2015.
We would like to thank all of our fans for their support of the PlayStation Home platform over the years. – Tempest_Fire, PlayStation Network Senior Community Manager
PlayStation Home is a massive virtual world built into the PlayStation Network for gamers. Growing from a simple spacious, modern world to a very customizable environment, it has allowed players to interact in the PSN community by showcasing their achievements, allowing them to customize their “homes” and avatars, and providing a 3D social network with chat and voice communication capabilities.
The announcement was met with mixed feelings as some users “knew it was coming”, while others lamented the lost money from purchases for items in the virtual environment. While some gamers enjoyed the ability to interact virtually with others, other PlayStation users viewed it as a cesspool of internet creeps and stupidity.
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