A patch, some clothes and Watchmen-themed costumes are out for Home this week. Street Fighter, SOCOM, Uncharted and Siren stuff is on the way.
The patch fixes a problem with Game Launching, which caused crashes when you opened the list of game sessions available and then tried to launch one. Most of the clothes are generic items — both free and for-purchase — but there are two complete Watchmen-themed outfits and some black-and-white shirts to celebrate the film’s release next week. Sounds like not all of them are up yet, so keep checking back.
Beyond that, we have some game-themed content to look forward to:
Street Fighter IV
The unlockable items are already available in Home and are rewarded for winning online matches in the game.
Purchasable outfits will be available within a few weeks.
A slightly updated Home Square will arrive in early March, possibly as early as the 5th.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Space
This is currently being worked on and we hope to release this for you within a few weeks
SOCOM: CONFRONTATION Space
This Space is also nearly ready but a specific date for its release is not yet available, but we are expecting it within a few weeks.
Siren: Blood Curse & Resident Evil 5, Warhawk
Content for all of these have arrived here and are being prepared for SCEE’s audience now. We will bring you more information on these as it becomes available.
Many titles are preparing support for Game Launching but this often requires a patch to their title. It is not our intention to be announcing new releases and patches to other titles here in the Home community but hope to bring you news in the coming weeks.
Music within Home
Playing your own music to others within Home is an extremely complex licensing issue that will take time to solve, if it is at all possible.
In the meantime we are investigating various ways of allowing you to play your own music to yourself. We are also talking to other 3rd parties about making their music available to you in various ways.
Having seen an early version of the Uncharted space in Home’s beta, I think I’m looking forward to it the most. The Watchmen clothes might also be cool, but I’m still out of sorts over the $20 price tag confirmation for End is Nigh PSN and Xbox Live. (The remedy? This webcomic.)