PlayStation Home feedback has led to look-and-feel changes
Feedback from users who were testing the PlayStation Home beta has led to key changes.
Changes include: it nows starts off in an outside space(rather then a closed room) with fully functional chess and draughts game tables, some entrance points to key content areas have been made more recognizable, the screening areas of the theater have all been moved downstairs because users said the 12 second walk to the top was too long.
Home is currently on track for a spring 2008 launch.
To quote: What had been an enclosed room with a large window showing a lush view has now been transformed into a serene outside space, with plenty of room for people to interact, and tables with fully functional chess and draughts games included.
Venables and Festejo also revealed that it was now possible to take your avatar out onto a balcony from your own apartment, and that there would be "around eight or nine" different apartments available at launch, although no new details on potential pricing options for the premium apartments were available.
One of the premium rooms displayed was called Norwegian Lodge, a large wood cabin, much bigger than the basic apartment, and while all of the existing apartment designs were based on real-world locations, Festejo commented that he could see more fantastic options, such as a room in the clouds, becoming available should there be user demand for it.