The open beta will include Ubisoft’s themed Far Cry 2 Home space, with additional spaces for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Warhawk, Motorstorm and SOCOM on the way shortly. Commercial partnerships have also been announced with brands such as Diesel, Ligne Roset and Red Bull. Users can also expect a heavy presence for the upcoming Watchmen movie, including an exclusive video greeting from the movie’s director Zack Snyder.
“PlayStation Home is truly a promising network community service on the PlayStation platform, made possible with the powerful combination of PS3's overwhelming computational power and PlayStation Network that covers many countries around the globe,” SCE president and group CEO Kazuo Hirai stated.
“We are committed to providing PS3 users with exciting gaming experiences with PlayStation Home and together with our partners and users, expand the new world of interactive entertainment as we move forward.”
Dubbed as a ground-breaking 3D social gaming community, Home allows users to interact with each other and communicate via their on-screen avatars.