F2P shooter Bootleggers hitting PS Home - Report

Sony adding new multiplayer title to online space with this fall's major revision; poker game also planned.

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A month ago, Sony announced its plans to renovate PlayStation Home this fall, including the addition of more free-to-play games to the online hub. Now, Sony has released details on the first steps in that effort: a shooter called Bootleggers and an as-yet-unnamed poker title.

Sony's director of Home, Jack Buser, gave the first information on Bootleggers to video game website Shacknews. According to the outlet, Bootleggers will be a "rudimentary" multiplayer shooter playable in PlayStation Home's new Action district. Gameplay details for Bootleggers were not offered, but Buser says the title will not follow a "freemium" business model.

The first image of Bootleggers, courtesy of Shacknews.

In addition to Bootleggers, Buser outed a free-to-play poker game for PlayStation Home. This title--which was not named--will be playable in the Sports district. Details are light on this game, but Shacknews claims a television in the title's background will display highlight reels of sports from the real world.

Unfortunately, Buser did not offer any new information about the launch date for Home's revision. The update is currently scheduled to arrive sometime this fall.

Home launched for the PlayStation 3 in December 2008. And according to Sony's latest figures, more than 23 million users have tried out Home, spending on average 70 minutes in the virtual world per session. Home boasts more than 230 playable games, as well as 9,000 virtual items, 600 community events, and 35 content partners.

Discussion

16 comments
banana23man
banana23man

"Yo dawg, I heard you like Home so i've renovated Home so you can play it in your renovated home" (only true for me i guess. lol)

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

To be honest all these additions look quality. The game isn't going to be anything groundbreaking obviously, but meeting up with mates, then going for a shoot-out followed by a round of poker? Sounds awesome to me!

akdiuuuryttt
akdiuuuryttt

wtf look at picture its in ww2 but random gangster in it from the hood?

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I never use Home at all, it's just a waste of time really. No matter what they add to Home if there isn't a purpose to it, something worth while I don't see Home ever evolving beyond an overglorified chat room.

Taix34
Taix34

id like to see home more like an MMORPG and not a Crappy Sims rip off Please? And maybe add a few trophies too.

Kquey
Kquey

@dark_princess29 you are probably one of the most stupid people I have ever met on this. On xbox you have games like Doritos crash course, most kinect games and texas hold em poker, not to mention the chatroom where you can watch live tv with your friends. I haven't listed half the stuff you can do with your avatar. Please think then open your mouth and hopefully you wont sound AS stupid again.

dark_princess29
dark_princess29

xbox dosent haave this cos there avatars dont do nothing but stand there psn homes avatars are better then xboxs crapie cartoon avatars

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

ps home has been dead and was a wast of time. now as rmj540 says RPG elements in my book would make ps home much more fun i mean yay lets walk around and talk in a vutral world zzzzzz lets kill monsters and lvl up funnnn. but this fps crap so damn lame and has been done by everyone

rmj540
rmj540

If they were to add RPG elements to HOME it might make it more attractive. A shooter will defiantly help.

hiroller08
hiroller08

So few comments shows how Sony is wasting time and money on home.

Shadow4020
Shadow4020

I like Home, but I wish there was just more to do! I really hope this "renovation" is substantial.

killlo
killlo

Sony if your reading this you need to add farming to Home also maybe some trophies and character level up's make it into a micro MMORPG