Microsoft: Home is outdated

Written by Joe Martin

December 11, 2008 // 10:56 a.m.

Tags: #avatar #home #microsoft #microsoft-home-is-outdated #nxe #playstation-3 #xboxb-360-home

Microsoft has lashed out at Sony's Home program, which was released yesterday, saying the entire premise is out of date and uninteresting to most players.

The comments, which came from Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, aren't the first time that Microsoft has criticised Sony's attempt to make an online 3D community for players either. Microsoft has previously claimed that the reason Sony has taken so long to release the non-game (which even now is still only in open beta rather than full release) is because Sony fundamentally underestimated the project.

"What Home to me feels like is Second Life for hardcore gamers. It doesn't feel like it broadens the experience and invites people in," Greenberg said in an interview with Kotaku.

"When they unveiled it, it seemed innovative. I think what's happened is now here we are a couple of years later and we feel beyond that...It feels like 2005 tech in 2008. I'm not sure that's what people want," he said.

Greenberg naturally then said that Xbox Live was a far better experience, claiming that even though Xbox Live had monthly subscriptions this further evidenced it as the premium online service.

Home is now freely available to anyone with a PlayStation 3 connected to the net. Have you given it a try? Let us know in the forums.

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