|Posted on September 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM|
Sony Computer Entertainment announced that PlayStation Home is shutting down its servers in North America and Europe on March 31, 2015, with the final additional content due to roll out on November 12.
"PlayStation Home has been serving the PS3 community since December 2008," said Sony. "During that time, tens of millions of users around the world have grown the social gaming platform into a thriving community of creative and enthusiastic gamers.
"Due to a shifting landscape, PlayStation Home will cease publishing new content on the 12th of November, 2014. Gamers in Europe will be able to download content until the 3rd of December, 2014. As a token of our tremendous gratitude to the community, we will also be releasing a series of free content prior to the platforms closure on the 31st of March, 2015.
"We would like to thank all of our fans for their support of the PlayStation Home platform over the years."
Here’s a quick FAQ, via Sony:
Q: What happens to all of the PlayStation Home content that I have earned and bought?
A: PlayStation Home fans will still be able to download content until 26th November 2014. You will be able to use any content you have earned and bought in PlayStation Home right up until the 31st of March 2015.
Q: Am I entitled to a refund?
A: Due to the progressive and innovative nature of the gaming industry, PlayStation is unable to refund on legacy platform or service experiences.
Q: Is PlayStation Home or a similar service coming to PlayStation 4?
A: There are no plans for PlayStation Home to come to PlayStation 4. PlayStation 4 is a powerful next generation console with the connective capability to offer gamers an outstanding social gaming and community experience in brand new ways.
Source: PS Forums