PlayStation Home to get major overhaul this fall

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While there are people that still don’t use Home very much (myself included), there is still a sizable gaming population that does. Well, it turns out that those that do are in for a treat, with a major update scheduled to hit the service sometime this fall.

Replacing the Central Plaza will be the Hub, where visitors will be presented with an array of the latest games and promotions. The Hub will also feature an Activity Board that will power a questing system, with activities ranging from “frequently updated community activities to huge, branching narrative adventures.”

Connected to the Hub will also be four different districts, all tailored for something different — the Action District for action (derp), shooter and horror games; Sportswalk “features up-to-the-minute major league sports scores, headlines and highlights, and sports-themed games”; the Adventure District for adventure-themed games; and Pier Park, “your destination for carnival, puzzle, outdoor and arcade games, featuring a waterfront boardwalk, Ferris wheel and a fun party zone”.

In the comments on the official PlayStation Blog post, Home Director Jack Buser also confirmed that the update won’t affect any items that players may have already purchased, and that a core client update, separate from this overhaul, will be coming to “seriously reduce” loading times.

Source: PlayStation Blog