What did Sony omit from its PS3 evolution video?

Sony has been building up momentum towards its forthcoming February 20th Next Gen showcase event for the Playstation brand, and for a few days now has released videos showing off its impressive track record including the Psone, PS2 and today the PS3 evolution. The short video clips show all sorts of scenes about the respective consoles from the first buyers, current, past and future game footage as well as the hardware itself. With the PS3 video something was missing, something that was once touted as a revolution in social gaming, and that was Playstation Home.

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The video ignored this cool playground service, but why? Surely it was a benchmark moment for the platform, a free hub world where gamers could meet each other and interact with the PS3 in new ways?¬† Despite becoming a playground for abuse, the concept has always been admirable, so why not include it in the PS3’s history?

Could it be that Sony has something bigger planned for Home moving into next gen and subtly left it out because something  is to be announced in the future? Or is Home considered not worth shouting about despite being technically ahead of its time?

You can view the PS3 history video here:

Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.

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  1. xino February 18, 2013 |

    because Home was just Second Life clone!

    they should have done it like Wii U, where people with fans of a game can meet, talk and arrange games online.

    Imagine having a hub for Fear 3, if I still like it I can hang around there and might find someone who also still plays the game online. Because by popping in Fear 3, no one is playing that on ps3.
    I love that game.

    So with the HUB system like Wii U, it is good.
    but for a hub system like PS Home, it’s a waste. Home is more like Second Life rather than a place for gamers to socialise.

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