PlayStation Home Was A 'Massive Success' Says Creator

By Mike Sousa on December 2, 2014, 10:19PM EDT
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As most of you probably already know, Sony will be shutting down PlayStation Home in March 2015. Although some people consider PlayStation Home a failed attempt from Sony, former Home architect Oscar Clark states that PlayStation Home was actually a massive success.

"It was a massive success that everyone thinks was a failure. Although it wasn't as successful as it could have been for a variety of reasons," Clark told TechRadar.

"38 million downloads, 3 million monthly active users, this is at the peak... that's not a failure. I genuinely think it was successful from a commercial point of view. It showed you could make money.

"There were like 20, 30 studios that made money out of home. Like five or six that made a million and a half a year, which is not big in the scheme of things, but individually those studios did pretty well. It made it possible for companies like nDreams and Lockwood to be companies at all. So it spawned a whole bunch of people doing interesting stuff. It spawned a whole load of lessons of what could be done in a social context on console. It taught me a hell of a lot."

Clark also adds that it will be a few years before we see a space like PlayStation Home again, which probably means that it won't most likely return on PS4. Only time can tell if PlayStation Home will return someday.

Source: TechRadar

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