Welcome to PlayStation's New HomePlatforms: Sony PlayStation 3
From today PlayStation 3 owners will be able to experience the redesigned PlayStation Home accessible via PlayStation Network (PSN).
Home is the biggest social gaming platform around and this redesign brings a number of all-new districts in which to hang as well as delivering games and social content themed around your preferences to ensure a more fitting experience.
"The new revamp of PlayStation Home puts you right at the centre of a world of games", said Darren Cairns, Head of Online Marketing at SCEE. "We now have multiple spaces, games and activities themed around the types of games you know and love on your PS3 - and it's free to join in and have a look around. PlayStation Home provides a completely unique way to meet your PlayStation Network friends and play, interact or simply hang out with them."
As described by Sony the four districts introduced with this change and update are:
Action: With a gritty, urban aesthetic, the Action district is the perfect destination for players looking for action, shooter and horror games. Check out free-to-play game Bootlegger 29 that brings real time first person shooter gameplay to an authentic Prohibition-era environment. Team up with other users to have your own adventures for free!
Sportswalk: Experience the collective atmosphere and feel of a major sporting event with sports-themed games, special features, sports quizzes and trivia. Share your latest sporting achievements with friends over a game of pool, darts, or even drop into the poker lounge and see if you've got the nerve to beat your opponents and leave with your chips stacked high.
Adventure: Immerse yourself in a beachfront jungle full of sights to see and adventure-themed games to discover throughout Adventure district. Themed around blockbuster title Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception, users can experience a Nathan Drake-style adventure, with their very own avatar.
Indie Park: The place to go to check out a huge range of bite-size games showcased by a variety of different indie developers. This zone offers a unique opportunity for up and coming developers to show off their talent and for users to experience their innovation first hand
Aside from the above Sony are also providing new areas to meet up with PSN friends inside PlayStation Home as well as new games to play with your buddies whilst there. Old-favourites remain, so if you've always played bowling or chess within the PlayStation Home world, you still can (until of course the new stuff takes over your allegiance!)