A group of fans were able to re-launch the PlayStation Home service on the PlayStation 3. The fans named the project Destination Home. It is a non-profit and aims to resurrect the PlayStation Home, which Sony closed in March 2015.
Destination Home can only be downloaded on a modified PlayStation 3 or emulators. By the end of this year, players will be able to go online and connect to public servers as well as a private lobby. The project’s development team even posted a trailer.
Players support the project by sending home data from their personal PlayStation 3 consoles. This allowed the group to reclaim multiple spaces from the original app, including the Hub, bowling alley and play area, and the ability to customize apartments.
Sony Interactive Entertainment launched PlayStation Home as an open beta in December 2008. The service was a 3D social gaming platform that PS3 owners could use to interact with other players and visit various themed areas. In the future, it was closed, and never released from the “beta”.
Destination Home developers refuse to accept donations or any other money for their work. Previously, the same fanbase managed to bring online multiplayer back to PlayStation 3 in the racing game Motorstorm and a number of other projects: Warhawk, SOCOM Confrontation, Killzone 2, Twisted Metal Black and Calling All Cars. The team is also currently trying to launch the Resistance, Wipeout HD and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal servers.