PlayStation Home Officially Closed

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This is no April Fools' Day prank. After six years, Sony's online virtual world--PlayStation Home--is now officially closed. The virtual destination opened in 2008 and ceased operation on March 31.

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The official shutdown is not a surprise, as Sony announced in September 2014 that the PlayStation 3 service would close on that date in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

PlayStation Home was first revealed at GDC in 2007. Pitched as a free, Second Life-style virtual world where you'd create a virtual version of yourself that could have an apartment, meet up with friends, socialize, and watch movies or play games, Home never met the full potential of what was originally outlined.

Although it attracted millions of users following its launch in 2008, numerous overhauls--including a relaunch in 2011 and the addition of game-themed content--never turned Home into what Sony hoped it would become.

Do you have any particularly noteworthy memories of PlayStation Home? Share them with us, if you'd like, in the comments below!

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Oh my god, i didn't even know it existed :P

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Didn't miss much. It was S**t.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I heard sony was making good money on it.


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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> it was full of microtransactions so yeah i'm sure they was, on the other hand it was full of old men pretending to have virtual s3x, like *un-zips jeans and throws them* xD xD

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Ofcourse it wasn't sony's priority they didn't give a flying F*ck xD

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<< LINK REMOVED >> And you'll never will.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Liek if u crie evrytiem!