It’s not uncommon for companies to renew trademarks for latent real estate, but research done by an Internet detector seems to suggest that Sony is up to par with PlayStation Home.
As Redditor Thorites discovered, Sony updated the PlayStation Home brand a couple of days ago for the second time in a few months. This is where things get interesting. An update to the trademark application category three months ago mentioned “organizing, organizing and supplying online tournaments” and things like “TV, movies, news, sports,” and so on. A month later, Sony updated the Soho Engine trademark, which was used to run PlayStation Home. Interestingly, both applications are registered with the same representative of Sony: Boult Wade, SL
The team behind Soho and PlayStation Home is London Studio, which recently revealed that it is working on something with “huge potential.” There have also been numerous reports that London Studio is involved in a virtual reality project of some sort, which has led fans like Thorites to speculate that PlayStation Home could somehow return for PS VR 2.
The mention of online tournaments is also interesting, as Sony recently acquired Evo and has introduced numerous brands suggesting that it is working on creating a new tournament system.
This is all speculation, of course, but the timing and sequence of these developments seems to imply some kind of resurrection. As usual, we will update our readers when we have more information. In the meantime, let us know if you think PlayStation Home can return.
[Source: Reddit (1)(2)(3) via MP1st]