PlayStation Home: about Clubhouses, and the not-PSP interface
A quick interview with a rep from SCEA clarifies a few things about PlayStation Home, specifically about Clubhouses, and why the interface is no longer a PSP. Details after the link.
A quick interview with a rep from SCEA clarifies a few things about PlayStation Home. It won’t change your life at Home, but it’s a good read if you want to satisfy your curiosity.
Early on, Sony presented the virtual PSP as the navigation interface for PlayStation Home, but last month though, they revealed that this was no longer the case. SCEA explains:
We felt that PlayStation Home deserved its own navigation device, so we built a user interface that was dedicated to just that purpose. We have found the new user interface to generally be more intuitive for many of our users.
SCEA also clarified a few things about Clubhouses, in case you didn’t already know about how it works:
A PlayStation Home user can be a member of up to five clubs (meaning they can be leaders or members of five clubs).
Every club has one leader (the owner who purchased the club [this costs $4.99]), up to four sub-leaders and up to 32 members.
In functionality, they work similarly to other personal spaces such as your apartment with some additional features such as a bulletin board where the leader, and optionally the sub-leaders, can leave messages for the whole club to read, such as tournament announcements or meeting times.
As with many aspects of PlayStation Home, this will be one of the areas that will expand and evolve as the beta becomes more robust and features are added. Over time, new premium designs will become available as will other tools and services to support your club.