Ron Festejo is hardly an unbiased observer, being the creative director of the Sony project that is bringing PlayStation Home
out next week, but in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz
he explains that, in his opinion Home
is the best looking and most user-friendly multiplayer experience he's seen so far.
Apparently Second Life
is "too garish" and the rest of the MMOs are "too hardcore." Second Life
users (we're not players after all) are also too geeky, and Mr. Festejo doesn't think there will be much to interest Second Life
rs. Of course I'm happy to be called a geek, and not owning a playstation I won't be checking out PlayStation Home
, but what do you think? Do you need to be a geek to cope with Second Life
, or is he just aiming at a "cool kids" market? He probably does need to go and read the minimum specs for Second Life page
mind: whilst Second Life
runs on a much greater range of engines than just PlayStations, he is exaggerating saying it has to support people on Pentium II's.