PlayStation Home Gets Hit with Massive Update

May 6, 2009 Written by Draisey


What you are about to witness is the biggest update ever seen for PlayStation Home. Due to the huge success of this online community app, Sony is releasing a ton of new features and content for all of the Home users out there.

Due to popular demand, Sony has decided to bring over the Siren: Blood Curse space from Japan to North America, and will make it available to Europe at a later date. The Siren space is broken up into three different zones, including the Ward of Despair, which is based on the Saiga Hospital stage from the full PSN game. This zombie mini-game supports up to five players, and includes rewards for those who successfully complete all objectives.

A special event will be thrown this weekend for those who manage to successfully complete the Ward of Despari mini-game. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 12th from 6~9 pm EST. The full game has been discounted to $29.99 on the PlayStation Store.¬†Titan Studios is also nabbing some Home attention, with the limited-time release of the Fat Princess “developer diary” in the Home Theater.¬†

The biggest addition, however, is the Living Room Stage Set, one of two premium apartments being released. The Living Room Stage Set is a true-to-life studio production environment, complete with cameras, backdrops, interactive lights, and movie-related equipment. The lighting and camera systems allow for plenty of artistic freedom, such as control over angles, movements, transitions, cuts, and lens set-ups. And with twelve different props included, many people will want to try out this awesome new addition to PlayStation Home.

Oh, almost forgot to mention. The Stage Set does NOT come with the ability to capture, edit, or record your footage. For that, you’re on your own. So how much does video capture equipment cost? Anywhere from $30 for basic SD quality, to $200 for HD. Not to mention the fact that you’ll need a video splitter (an extra $50~200). Yeah, not quite the machinima tool we were expecting.