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Sony cancels development of 'PlayStation Room' on PSP

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Apr 2010 2:46 User comments (8)

Sony cancels development of 'PlayStation Room' on PSP Sony Japan has canceled all plans and development for their previously announced PlayStation Room PSP service, the virtual world social network that would have been like the handheld version of the PlayStation Home world currently popular on the PS3.
The company announced the new move on their Japanese language site, saying that following a beta testing period, they have decided to cancel development.

They did not give any particular reason for the cancellation, but poor user feedback may be to blame.

Beta testers of the service owned and customized their own virtual rooms, including 3D avatars, says GI.biz. You could then invite other users to chat rooms, as well as share images.

PlayStation Room would have been free, with some content (like dressing the avatar, and furnishing the room) costing some money.

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8 user comments

117.4.2010 3:49

Sony removing a feature? Is this news?

217.4.2010 8:15

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Sony removing a feature? Is this news?
lol Good one, didnt even hear about this till now. Not a big suprise though my psp hasnt been on for a few months. And I have custom firmware.......

318.4.2010 0:57

"like the handheld version of the PlayStation Home world currently popular on the PS3. " I wouldn't really consider home popular.

418.4.2010 3:14

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Sony removing a feature? Is this news?
its not a feature, it would have been an add on.

518.4.2010 5:25

Good thing. Now people will actually go and meet each other.

619.4.2010 23:25

Originally posted by NHS2008:
Good thing. Now people will actually go and meet each other.
LOL...I doubt it.

If sony wants to do things right, they would just bring PS3 home to the PSP at a lower resolution...that way everyone is in the same place...even if it looks kinda crummy on the PSP.

722.4.2010 10:25

It's a fact that most PSP users aren't..up-to-date firmware-wise, and this will probably need the latest one at the very least. So even if it does exist, my guess it that there will be zero people using it. <__<

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Apr 2010 @ 10:26

823.4.2012 17:57
anonymous1
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Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by NHS2008:
Good thing. Now people will actually go and meet each other.
LOL...I doubt it.

If sony wants to do things right, they would just bring PS3 home to the PSP at a lower resolution...that way everyone is in the same place...even if it looks kinda crummy on the PSP.
Yeah, I agree. The PSP doesn't have bad graphics anyway, it just isn't as clear as the PS3. I am going to get a PSP, and the video walkthroughs have pretty good graphics.

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