Sony launched the PlayStation Home virtual world in 2008 for the PlayStation 3. The idea was to provide gamers with a virtual hangout where they could socialize with fellow players and play some social games. It later redesigned the service and even made major changes to it but outside of a niche community PlayStation Home didn’t really make a mark. That’s why Sony announced last year that it will shut down PlayStation Home, and now it has.
Following its introduction in 2008 PlayStation Home was officially shut down on March 31st, 2015. It hung around for some six years but it no longer made sense for Sony to keep devoting resources towards it.
The company had already said last year that it would publish no new content for PlayStation Home after November 12th “due to a shifting landscape.”
Sony never did get the kind of traction that it wanted with PlayStation Home. It ended up being limited to a niche community and it didn’t make much sense for Sony to keep supporting a service that had little or no long term prospects.
The company has now pulled the plug and PlayStation Home will no longer be accessible to people who still have a soft corner for it in their hearts. Godspeed.