As promised yesterday, we have four new videos of the extended closed beta of PlayStation Home. The new videos cover customizing your character and ‘My Home Space’, as well as show off two of the public areas in Home: the Central Plaza and Games Arcade. As you will see from the videos, there are currently only two ways to customize your personal space: wallpaper and furniture. The Games Arcade video shows off the pool tables and two of the mini arcade games you can play.
Customize your Character:
There are several options available to help customize your character. This includes gender, face, clothes, accessories and height/weight. The customization options available for your face are pretty advanced allowing to tweak nearly every part of your face.
Customizing your Home Space:
You can personalize your personal space in PlayStation Home in one of two ways – changing the wallpaper and adding furniture. This video demonstrated both of the above with a few examples. There are 8 wallpapers available and you are get some furniture in you inventory when you first access Home. More furniture can be purchased from the shops in the Mall.
The Central Plaza:
The Central Plaza is the main public area in Home, where you can access the other various areas available including the Theater, Mall and Game Space. The Central Plaza for each region is different (the below video shows the US Central Plaza). There is a public dance area called Listen@Home where you can dance to a selection of tracks (the feature is currently a prototype).
The Games Space:
The Games Space is where most of the fun happens. The Games Space has social and non-social games you can enjoy while within Home. These include pool and bowling (both social), and four arcade games (found on the arcade machines). Sony is looking to expand the number of games available with possibilities of adding games like Darts, Mini Golf and Table Tennis (among others).
Any feedback welcome. If you would like to see a certain area, let us know and we will try and make a video for you. We will try and bring you more videos tomorrow.