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Sony: Euro Home falling behind other regions

Lack of resources says community manager

PlayStation Home's community manager has admitted that the European version of the virtual world is lacking the game-related content offered in other regions.

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"Let's be honest, SCEE Home is behind the other regions in the number of spaces we have to offer," said TedTheDog. "That's not to say we don't have some really good clothing and furniture, we've actually got some excellent partners in the shopping centre.

"And we've also got Red Bull and Xi (the latter still has some way to run and some more surprises to bring you.) And Red Bull have another trick up their sleeve too. But overall, we're short on spaces in general.

"In isolation we don't think this makes SCEE Home a bad place but we fully understand the regional comparisons and why they're made.

"In the spirit of openness being requested of us, and that we've committed to, we're going to say what we're going to do about this and in short, we're going to switch our priorities to the production of spaces for the foreseeable future. We will continue to support our partners in the shopping centre but our primary focus will be to improve our output and range of spaces."

According to the post, the content offered in Europe isn't in line with what's available in other regions because of a lack of staff resources, although a new production assistant has been hired "to help tackle this and once this person starts and is up to speed you should start to see improvements".

The community manager said that Sony's looking at introducing up to 17 new Home spaces. It will begin by updating the service with older content like Uncharted, Warhawk and Resident Evil 5 spaces, before adding newer ones like Guitar Hero.

But it's going to get worse before it gets better...

"The timeline for this is probably about the next two to four months and there is likely to be a drop in output before it starts to really pick up and improve."

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