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PlayStation Home getting free-to-play FPS and Poker

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The digital streets of PlayStation Home are about to run #FF0000, as Sony has detailed its plans to introduce a free-to-play FPS called Bootleggers as an attraction in its upcoming Home renovation. The multiplayer game will be housed in PlayStation Home's new Action District, and give players the ability to arm their Avatars and engage in no-cost urban warfare with friends, strangers, strange friends, and friendly strangers...

Sony's director of Home, Jack Buser, revealed the basic online shooter in an interview with Shack News. He explained the game will not follow the freemium model, but instead be completely free in a bid to attract new inhabitants to Sony's virtual world. Beyond Bootleggers, Buser also revealed PS3 homebodies will have access to a “fully-featured” poker game in the Sportswalk zone, along with real-time sport updates and highlight reels.

More than just an aesthetic update, PlayStation Home's redesign will transform Sony's social hub into a completely new online beast featuring multiple 'parks' geared toward different video game genres. The makeover is slated to take effect in the near future.

Sep 23, 2011 

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6 comments

  • therawski - September 23, 2011 2:53 p.m.

    I wonder how they are going to show how someone's avatar is an enemy or a friendly, or would not knowing be the challenge somehow, or would it just be a free for all
  • therawski - September 23, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    I wonder how they are going to show how someone's avatar is an enemy or a friendly, or would not knowing be the challenge somehow, or would it just be a free for all
  • Sentry_Sam - September 23, 2011 1:55 p.m.

    I'm actually excited for the redesign. I had checked out Home during the Evo 2011 tournament and was not impressed. If, the FPS game is fun I would check Home out more often.
  • darron13 - September 23, 2011 12:12 p.m.

    Hmm, this sounds interesting. I wonder what they'll do with an RPG district?
  • Dman3981 - September 23, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    Sounds cool but isn't there already tons of places to play poker?
  • avery78 - September 23, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    Might actually check into it for the FPS

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