Electronic Entertainment Expose [E3] 2008 News

Home to contain regional barriers

Adding another item to the list of region limited services today, it appears Home will have various restrictions based on locale.

While you’ll be able to invite your friends from across the pond to your home space, you won’t be able to take them out on the town to experience Home Square or other public spaces. This limitation guarantees that users experience content that is relevant to them, according to Sony. It likely keeps the advertisers happy as well.

I’ve devised a half-baked solution though: put a bowling alley and pool table in your apartment. It’s known to be possible, but you’ll most likely have to pay for such content. Regardless, it’s a way you can best your foreign friends from the comfort of your virtual home.