Sony lauched PlayStation Home in 2008, as a virtual world for the PlayStation 3 and the service has more than 23 million registered users. Now it seems like Sony has got even bigger plans for PlayStation Home in the future.

Until now, the service has focused on creating a believable universe where you can meet other players from around the world.

Sony is now evolving PlayStation Home into a place for gamers to both socialize and play social games, said Jack Buser, director of PlayStation Home, in an interview.


“This is a giant leap in the evolution of the platform,” Buser said. “We are going to ‘up level’ games as the heart of PlayStation Home. This means that Home itself is going to become a game. The first things you see when you get into Home are games.”

Some of the future changes includes that the meeting place, currently known as as Central Plaza, will be replaced by a futuristic transit place called The Hub, and offer a variety of games, quests and user-generated content.

The integration with mobile phones, as well as social media like Twitter and Facebook will also get a solid overhaul.

The new Playstation Home has not been given any specific launch date, but will supposedly be ready for launch later this this year.

(via Gamereactor.no)