The update allowed users to run music stored on their hard drives while contributing to [email protected] and automatically shut down their console after existing simulation work was done.The software update also added the Generalized Born implicit solvent model, which broadened the PS3 client's computing capabilities.There will also be shops in the virtual world, run by the likes of fashion label Diesel and furniture designers Ligne Roset, where players can clad their avatars in the latest jeans and buy sofas and tables to put into their virtual apartments.
Play Station Home (which was also marketed and referred to as Home) was a virtual 3D social gaming platform developed by Sony Computer Entertainment's London Studio for the Play Station 3 (PS3) on the Play Station Network (PSN).
It was accessible from the PS3's Xross Media Bar (XMB). Upon installation, users could choose how much hard disk space they wished to reserve for Home.
"We are committed to providing PS3 users with exciting gaming experiences with Play Station Home and together with our partners and users, expand the new world of interactive entertainment as we move forward." The Home portal will also provide a quick way for players to join online multiplayer versions of their favourite games.
Sony has said that there will be themed "game environments", dedicated to many popular titles such as Far Cry 2 and Motorstorm, where players can meet other fans and swap cheats, tips and strategies.
It’s an interesting take on being “social” from a VR perspective.
Rather than calling and speaking with a disembodied voice through phone or online voice calls, VR can remotely put you in the same room as your friends and let you discuss things in real time.
Once in the virtual world, players will be able to take part in mini-games and special events, and even create their own communities.
"Play Station Home is truly a promising network community service," said Kazuo Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment.
The Play Station®VR headset was engineered to be balanced, comfortable, and completely adjustable.
It’s designed to feel like it's not there – keeping you free from distraction as you explore new gaming worlds.
It’s a time-efficient way of interacting, and it also doubles as a safer practice for folks hesitant to meet strangers in person. According to the developers behind v Time, they look a lot like the ones we currently have in real life.