Posted on May 28, 2008, Stephany Virtual Events Venue Unveiled in PlayStation Home; Ubidays 2008 First Publisher to Broadcast with Home
Home, the interactive 3D world for PS3 users, is hosting the the virtual re-run of PlayStation Day 2008 in its new Media and Events Space
Last week, PS3 users experienced all the sights, sounds and action of PlayStation Day, the product showcase held on May 6th in London, from the comfort of their living rooms. The online event was held as a test-run of the new PlayStation Media&Events Space, a virtual arena that will serve as the live entertainment hub of the thriving PS3 online community, hosting everything from new game unveilings to sports events to fashion shows.
Attendees were drawn from 10,000 PS3 users who have been test-driving Home as ‘closed beta’ users. Given exclusive VIP entry to the Space, they were greeted by a large-scale area dressed with various elements from real-world PlayStation Day, including the hexagonal branding and artwork from each of the day’s PlayStation zones. Users were able to explore the Space, experiencing highlights of the day such as a photo gallery of games developers and a jumbo screen of the day’s speeches with an introduction from Kazuo “Kaz” Hirai, President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment. Users were also able to enjoy a video stream of all the action from the real-world PlayStation Day experience.
The online Media&Events Space can be re-dressed and re-branded just like a real-life venue. Following the test event’s success, Home will now start scheduling more elaborate and exciting productions for the Space, which will be available for use by both first and third parties.
To top it all off, Sony informed Home beta testers that Ubidays 2008 will be the first publisher event to be broadcast within the Media & Events space. Here is the info just in case you are a tester and missed it for some reason or just want to get a little green with envy if you are not a tester:
Dear Home testers,
The Home team and Ubisoft would like to invite you to the first ever Publisher Event in Home. Its a pretty exclusive event too as we’re still in closed beta so please try and make time to be a part of a real first.
We’ll be in Home in the new Media & Events space on the evening of Wednesday the 28th of May between 7pm BST and 8pm BST time and Ubisoft will be showcasing their new titles for you all.
Home Community Manager
Not part of the beta? Do not fret my pretties because the rest of us peons can watch Ubidays 2008 live – from the Louvre no less – sometimes around 1:00 pm EST.
Via: Press Release, Videogaming247