Sony Delays Answer to ‘Second Life’

Former trailblazer's ‘Home’ won’t drop now until spring
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2007 1:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Adding to a string of setbacks, Sony today delayed the release of its competitor for virtual world touchstone "Second Life," until next spring. The interactive world "Home"—made for PlayStation 3—has been demonstrated several times, the AP reports, and was to land before year’s end. Sony's stock price fell 0.9% on the news.

“We wanted to wait until we could offer what would be totally satisfying for consumers,” said the new chief of Sony’s video game business. The company has languished since last year’s departure of president Ken Kutaragi—the “father of the PlayStation”—and PS3 continues to lag behind Nintendo’s Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox 360. (Read more Second Life stories.)