Goodnight, sweet prince. You were... you, um... well at least you tried.
PlayStation Home, Sony's long-running (though never exactly beloved) attempt at creating a PlayStation 3 social hub one part Xbox Live and one part Second Life, is finally being put out to pasture. There, on March 31st, 2015, it will presumably be shot, with maggots and vultures ultimately avoiding the body because they'd rather play Call of Duty.
The platform will cease publishing new content on November 12 of this year, and you'll only be able to download new things until December 3.
PlayStation Home's evolution over the years can best be characterised as increasingly bizarre but well-intentioned, mostly. What began as a sort of violence-free hangout/place to display game-themed goodies soon began airing press conferences, taking on an almost theme-park-like vibe, and eventually becoming downright weird — essentially going senile in its later years.
Last we heard, PS Home added the ability for players to give each other creepy massages. Not enough games let people give each other creepy massages.
If you're holding out hope for a PlayStation 4 version of your favourite '90s Europop IKEA treehouse, you should probably stop doing that. Sony says it's definitely not happening.
So enjoy (?) PlayStation Home's final days. Me, I haven't logged into it in years, but I'll always remember my first experience with it, where I wandered around for a bit, danced at somebody, and then got bored and decided to go do something else. For real, though, it was at least an interesting experiment. Gaming can never have enough of those.