Microsoft creating PS3 Home rival?

Oct 15, 2007

According to reports, Microsoft E&D GM Daniel Schiappa has hinted that a PlayStation Home-ish virtual world will be coming to Xbox 360 within the next year.

Team Xbox says the Entertainment and Devices boss turned up on stage at the Virtual Worlds Conference And Expo in San Jose and stated: " next year, you'll probably know more about why I'm up here." The plot thickens.

Fellow Microsoft suit Chris Satchelltold us long agothat Sony's Home incorporated a lot of ideas that Xbox 360 originated, perhaps suggesting that its own MMO-style virtual world wouldn't be too much of a departure.

"I think they've definitely taken some concepts that we originated like achievements, but I think they're pushing in a different direction and we've sort of fundamentally got two different approaches going on here," he said.

"It's a cool world but it's like a little game by itself. Our approach is the other way around; it's that games are the center and that's the star of the show, that's what people buy the console for."

Courtesy of CVG.