V Metaverse the latest stinker to make a splash in the virtual world landscape, but why move forward when we have gems returning from the past?
There was definitely a hole in the hearts of many PlayStation players. since closing the virtual world of PlayStation 3, PlayStation Home, in 2015. Of course, it turned out well, but it was definitely something. Projects such as Neotopia made it our mission to bring Playstation home into a new era of consoles, and Sony has recently update a trademark for Playstation home second time this year. However, a non-profit project is working on the revival of the original.
First things first, let’s talk about the original. Playstation home was a virtual 3D social gaming platform for the PlayStation 3 developed by London-based studio Sony Computer Entertainment. As with many virtual world games, users can create their own avatars to represent themselves. They will have their own apartment, which they will fill with free things bought and won. They could chat with other users and play single and multiplayer mini-games. The open beta in 2008 remained beta its entire life and closed in 2015.
Destination Home is a non-profit project what has spent years trying to bring Playstation home Back to Life: The offline version is available to download and play on modified consoles or PlayStation 3 emulators. They recently partnered with the PlayStation Online Network Emulated (PSONE) fan group to play Playstation home online again. According to the group, online access to public and private lobbies should be available by the end of the year.
Destination Home recently posted a teaser on its official YouTube.
According to the group’s website, the project does not accept any monetary donations. Instead, he decided to receive donations from players. Cache donations are information collected by the game and stored on consoles of that era. Destination Home uses this data to learn more about Playstation home… This, in turn, is reported by their project. With these stash donations, Destination Home recovered rooms, furniture and clothing. They then restore these properties for conservation and learning purposes.
Video game preservation has recently become a spotlight with Microsoft’s VP Phil Spencercomments on the topic, but the work of emulating and saving video games is mostly done by the gaming community itself in the form of passionate projects… Another time when an incredibly talented group of fans took matters into their own hands. We love to see it.
This story first appeared on Kotaku Australia.