Japanese gaming giant Sony is planning to revamp the PlayStation Home virtual world as a social gaming platform.
The platform was launched by the company back in 2008 and has around 23 million PlayStation users registered. However, owing to the rise of social games, the popularity of virtual worlds has fallen considerably.
Sony has recognised this fact and plans to adapt to the new trend by turning PlayStation Home into a social games platform for PS3 users.
According to an article on tech website Venture Beat, Jack Buser, director of PlayStation Home, revealed that PlayStation Home will become a platform where PS3 users can socialise and play social games.
“This is a giant leap in the evolution of the platform. We are going to ‘up level’ games as the heart of PlayStation Home. This means that Home itself is going to become a game. The first things you see when you get into Home are games,” Buser said.
The plans for revamping PlayStation Home were first revealed during the E3 trade show in June and the company has since then been improving on its social games experience for the platform. The new PlayStation Home platform will be launched for the PlayStation gamers this coming autumn.