Home content creation to be showcased at GDC 2008
- Posted January 9th, 2008 at 17:03 EDT by
- 30 Comments
PlayStation's long awaited community based online networking system, Home, is set to be shown off to developers as it was a year ago, at the Game Developer's Conference, when it was announced. This time around Sony will be showing developers how to properly incorporate the new features that Home will have.
Taking the information straight from the Game Developer's Conference website, it seems that James Cox, Senior Producer of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, and Warren Keyes, Lead Tools Programmer, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, will be heading the presentation which will take place on February 21, 2008 at the show.
The official session description shows that both gentlemen will, "cover an overview of the current Home Tools features and the feature roadmaps for the future." In addition to this basic overview, they will also be showcasing the process of creating a Home space for developers as well as show a guide on how to create 3D mini-games within the Home.
Home has been in development since early 2005; it will allow users to create an avatar for their PlayStation 3 console complete with their own apartment, which can then be decorated by the user. In the future the service will also expand, allowing players to have more sorts of clothing, downloadable demos, watch trailers, and even launch games from the Home service.
Even with the Consumer Electronic's Show ready to wrap up at weeks end, it is never to early to start getting excited for the next bit of news we will be hearing from Sony. Expect Home to have a presence at this year's GDC as it did last year when it was first announced.
- 12:07pm EST - January 9th, 2008
i need to know a release date hopefully they say something about it at gdc
- 12:08pm EST - January 9th, 2008
- 12:09pm EST - January 9th, 2008
Hopefully, this is game related enough for my new pal, Cleaner. ^_~
- 12:11pm EST - January 9th, 2008
@ DaveW .... look up crybaby in the dictionary and you'll see a picture of The Cleaner
Hopefully they'll have plenty of videos at GDC to show us what they've been with home for the past year.
- 12:16pm EST - January 9th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... @DaveW... lmao!!!
i really cant wait to get stuck into this feature of the playstation network as i am intrigued to how everything will be incorporated e.g. joining friends games etc. etc.
- 12:27pm EST - January 9th, 2008
I want it!
- 12:27pm EST - January 9th, 2008
- 12:34pm EST - January 9th, 2008
Dave do you really look like that?
- 12:56pm EST - January 9th, 2008
man Dave you need to hit some weights.
- 12:59pm EST - January 9th, 2008
Have you thought about getting contacts?
- 1:02pm EST - January 9th, 2008
My glasses are here to stay.
- 1:05pm EST - January 9th, 2008
i already have home i am in the beta and there are so many cool features. i wont be surprise by this announce at all. hahahaha you guys dont have it
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- 1:07pm EST - January 9th, 2008
i am getting a router so i can play online . if i cn set it up on friday i will be on all night. hopefully. i will able to do this game also
- 1:24pm EST - January 9th, 2008
I feel a long Cleaner response coming on. (No offense to you Cleaner, you seem to be one of the most informed people here.)
As for the article, I don't want Home to be showcased. I want those devlopers back at work making Home ready to go. Sooner Home comes up, the sooner we get in-game XMB.
- 1:36pm EST - January 9th, 2008
This has to be the sweetest thing to hit a console ever......
- 2:17pm EST - January 9th, 2008
i wish they released HOME during GDC. That would be priceless.
- 2:38pm EST - January 9th, 2008
Home is great but the dev team must be fresh out of highschool to take this long to complete the simpler tasks invovled in putting home together. Sure they may show us a buch of cool new things but then we betatesters wont see it for another 6 months to tell them if there are bugs in it and then they'll make a new promise that it'll be ready by xmas probably and the cycle will repeat next year!
I'm really unsaticefied with their slowness, I want Home to succeed like I know it should but it seems like it's only being worked on every alternate tuesday for 45 minutes!
- 2:42pm EST - January 9th, 2008
- 3:07pm EST - January 9th, 2008
oooo i want home ;)
- 3:14pm EST - January 9th, 2008
When on earth is this thing being released already!
wait isnt an avatar supposed to be a virtual representation of you?
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