Sometimes, people get misquoted. It has been known to happen and when it does, we journalists really need to issue an appropriate correction.

Recently, Edge reported on a speech Sony's PlayStation Home director Pete Edwards gave at the London Games Conference, and the quote in question was- "It's been a long road. We've proved there is a market out there and we've got a lot of people that spend a lot of time in [Home]. It's not a priority right now but there is a business model there." Obviously, it's that last sentence that caught everyone's eye and ear, which quickly translated to articles talking about how Sony doesn't consider their ambitious virtual social service to be a "priority," anymore. But a Sony representative has clarified the situation in the official PlayStation forums :

"Allow me to put your minds at ease about this recent press. The coverage of what Pete Edwards said at the London Games Conference was not only a misquote, it was a misreprentation of what he actually said. Edwards was saying that monetizing Home was not as big a priority as building a great platform, with a compelling environment and a strong community.

Home is still a top priority for Sony and will continue to release quality content and provide a positive experience to our users. And yes, we will continue working on fixing bugs, login problems, and other user issues."

So let's not get all carried away with the idea that Sony doesn't consider Home to be important; the next step on that ladder of misinformation is to assume they're just abandoning the service (we were probably days away from those reactionary articles). So yeah, it's good that we have this clarification.

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NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

I imagine it would, i mean they're throwing parties every now and then, adding new spaces frequently, and making new partners for Home.

FYI: theres gonna be a halloween home party tonight in the central plaza at 11:59 pm est(8:59 pm pst)

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

I'll be there, look for justin2mo, not sure about my costume yet,but yeah Home is a huge staple point for Sony, it is a great way to advertise new games and just have fun, and thats a great way to put money in there pockets in a non-malicious and intimidating manner.

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

or u go to a real party…

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

But then you have to have friends in real life, and an actual invitation, I just dont want to go through the hassle. HAHA

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Set up a ring where I can fight people to the death and maybe I'll be back.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

That's my line of thinking. Like, voice chat should come back with a curse word filter. If someone curses you and the software detects it, you get to bi*chslap that person in front of his friends and they get banned for a month.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

World that would be stupid.
You'd always win.

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11 years ago

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

That's a pretty stupid thing to misquote. At first when I was reading it I was very confused why anyone would get upset about Sony saying that monetising Home wasn't a priority. Then read further …and then read back again. What the heck people… any excuse to make Sony look bad I guess 😛 I dunno

www
www
11 years ago

We need Home, where else do we stay…

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Hotel?

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11 years ago

no brothel 😉

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Yay.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

The problem is HOME will never reach its full potential; simply because Sony keeps it "locked down". It needs to be opened up to permit community members to create spaces and built it up into a real integrated 3D world rather than simply going from one individual space to another. I know technically there are issues; but I just find HOME restrictive to some degree.

I think when you are used to the type of game worlds that are being produced now for commercial games a little bit of me wished HOME was as advanced as what we experience in games today. HOME would be perfect with an Uncharted 2 type of engine I think with more stuff to do in it…

Q!

"i am home"

JackC8
JackC8
11 years ago

Journalists just love to take something out of context and run with it. It's all about making a name for themselves, even if they're misleading all their readers.

Beamboom
Beamboom
11 years ago

I can't believe that a huge company like Sony *really* has a "high priority" on developing Home. I mean, just look at it… It could just as well have been some flash-based webchat with user avatars. I honestly don't understand why it's there in the first place. What's it's purpose? Why do people use it? What do they use it for?

(yeah yeah – thumb me down. I'm grown used to it by now. 😉 )

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

truer words have never been spoken

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Lots of people use it and Sony is getting money from the users who buy virtual stuff.Don't worry about everyone else; if you don't like than that's you.