PlayStation Home is closing down, Sony has confirmed.
On March 31, 2015, the free PS3 community platform will shut down across Europe for good, with the final additional content due to roll out on November 12.
“PlayStation Home has been serving the PS3 community since December 2008,” said Sony. “During that time, tens of millions of users around the world have grown the social gaming platform into a thriving community of creative and enthusiastic gamers.
“Due to a shifting landscape, PlayStation Home will cease publishing new content on the 12th of November, 2014. Gamers in Europe will be able to download content until the 3rd of December, 2014. As a token of our tremendous gratitude to the community, we will also be releasing a series of free content prior to the platforms closure on the 31st of March, 2015.”
“We would like to thank all of our fans for their support of the PlayStation Home platform over the years.”
Content purchased within PlayStation Home will not be eligible for refunds, Sony says, “due to the progressive and innovative nature of the gaming industry”. Yes, it means those costumes or apartments you bought will be lost forever.
And this doesn’t mean that PS Home is making a leap to PS4 as a result of being switched off for PS3. According to Sony, “there are no plans for PlayStation Home to come to PlayStation 4”.
Some people will be sad to hear the news, others not so bothered. For those who enjoyed their time in Playstation Home,
please share your fond memories of PlayStation Home in the comments below.