PlayStation Home shuts down on March 31

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Possibly the biggest white elephant since Swaziland opened up an airport, PlayStation Home has been a feature that hasn’t exactly been embraced since it was unveiled back in 2008. Part Sims, part Second Life and several parts filled with some really creepy folks, the lifestyle simulator has more or less been ignored over the last couple of years. And it most likely won’t be noticed when the service shuts down.

“Due to a shifting landscape, PlayStation Home will cease publishing new content on the 12th of November, 2014,” Sony said in a statement.

Gamers in Europe will be able to download content until the 3rd of December, 2014. As a token of our tremendous gratitude to the community, we will also be releasing a series of free content prior to the platforms closure on the 31st of March, 2015.

We would like to thank all of our fans for their support of the PlayStation Home platform over the years.

It’s not exactly good riddance, but I can’t find it in my heart to really care too much either. Playstation Home was always an odd feature on the PS3 dashboard, and seeing it excluded from the PS4 in every way possible pretty much signalled the beginning of the end for the platform. It was an interesting experiment, but that’s about it really.

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Although this news does suck for anyone who happens to have invested actual cash in this service.

Last Updated: September 29, 2014

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  • Ross Woofels Mason

    The only thing that surprised me is that it took this long lol.

  • Admiral Chief 0

    I have never heard of this….Or it was a classic case of selective hearing/cognisance

    • Hammersteyn

      No one I knew even bothered with it. The idea was sound in principal, interact in a sims like manner with your friends in different themed worlds with your own avatar playing minigames.

  • Buis6545

    what Leroy said I’m alarmed that a mom able to earn $4342 in a few weeks on the internet . hop over to this site————–http://you give me best ideas & i give u money/new.,.

  • eXpZA

    All 4 users are gutted!

    • Hammersteyn

      Now they are homeless?

  • Hammersteyn

    “Due to a shifting landscape” gotta love the PR jargon.

  • The_Ghost_Skull

    Only people that bothered with it was already mentioned, the creepy ones. Reality is, only Non-gamers used it.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I guess there’s till March 31 to get that “Visit Home for 50 days” trophy.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    The weird thing is that Home still has an enormous following (mostly Europeans and Japanese gamers), and the companies that released content actually made a decent amount of cash through PS Home

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    This still exists? xD

  • Karl Roomaney

    Do we say our good byes everyone

  • WolfyZA

    All the dudes looking for chicks and guys pretending to be chicks to troll guys are going to be FURIOUS!

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