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BigFest registered by SCEE - Social Networking for PlayStation

A recently published trademark for 'BigFest' suggests that Sony will be bringing its own social network to PlayStation, could this be Home 2.0?

The trademark was filed last February, but only published at the beginning of 2013. IGN noticed the listing and picked it apart and it sounds very interesting.

Apparently BigFest will involve "hosting on-line web facilities for interactive game play; hosting web sites of others for video and computer games or parts of video and computer games created by others on a computer server for a global computer network."

The listing also mentions "introduction and social networking services, namely, introducing video game players to each other for the purposes of playing multiplayer games online, participating in online games communities and competitions, and online player networking and social introduction."

Interestingly, the listing relates to SCEE London Studios, the same people behind PlayStation Home. The website also currently forwards to PlayStation's official UK site.

We expect to hear more on this soon.

Edited On 30 Jan, 2013

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Salvo 4 years ago
Glad to hear this, I hope it's not exclusively for PS4. I really hope Sony brings more social functionality to the PS3 similar to those offered by Miiverse. I wouldn't mind reading my friends' comments on a game I'm playing or planning to get. Also a niftier and practical interface for chat and messaging wouldn't hurt.
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A2GMAN 4 years ago
i think if this is going to be like home or something silmmer. it would be a great asstet to the gameing commuinty.
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Dead 4 years ago
Copying Nintendo again?
What a surprise.
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
Trolling again I see ;) Basically Home 2.0 I'd imagine.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Not trolling, just stating the obvious,
Dead 4 years ago
PrometheusFan's avatar
Which is usually your definition of trolling as far as I've seen Gloria, no?
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
If it's a PS4 social networking app... I'm thinking this could be something like Home, but streamlined so it can be "always on" in the background no matter what you're doing. Used in conjunction with the expected party chat features and online multiplayer and perhaps more conveniently set up Homespaces for individual games (That could even double up as multiplayer lobbies for game set ups) than there are now it could be very handy. Then again... it could be nothing to do with PS4 at all, which is another very real possibility.
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TOM 4 years ago
Home was shocking it is safe to say. Miverse is a really nice system (shame the Wii Us menu system is terrible, but thats another point!) Sounds like they are taking being connected more seriously this time round. Which is to be expected i guess! Sounds cool...need to start the next gen fund!
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ashmanmosh 4 years ago
I think it's about time Playstation got something new for people to socialise on, home is alright but now there's just too much crammed in. As long as I can run around and randomly start conversations with literally everyone I'll be happy :-)
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WoodySteW 4 years ago
What is this 'Home' I keep seeing mentioned? have i missed something massive!? well whatever this is going to be, its got to be immense! a social networking site for gamers?! that would be soooooooooo good! i cannot see a single downside to this, share your videos, pictures and tips for games! find people to help out with tricky game levels and make new friends! you never know, they may have done something where you can link your psn account to the site and be able to communicate through this (ie, with a mic on ps3 playing a game and someone sat at a computer browsing website can send a request to chat? could make walkthroughs with friends easier?) that would be mega cool. It must be revealed either the same time the PS4 is (clearly going to be 20th Feb) or shortly after as a feature to do with it :D sooooo many good things happening right now!

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