D-Nitrate wrote:Does anyone know if Pottermore outsourced this to one of the current Home devs or is this being done in house?
From the looks of it, Sony. Sony has a partnership with Pottermore.
"Pottermore and the development team at Sony have worked incredibly closely on this latest collaboration...and Sony’s partnership has allowed us to forge this exciting connection with PlayStation Home"
I recieved this email today, Please note if you sign up on thier site (Pottermore.com) you have access to extra content and spaces.
We have an exciting announcement about a new way to experience Pottermore, and we wanted you to be amongst the first to know that from April 2013 Pottermore will be available on PlayStation Home. Working closely with Sony, we've brought to life a selection of beautifully illustrated Moments from Pottermore.com for users to explore in 3D for the first time with a customisable avatar. PlayStation Home is the free 3D gaming community for Sony's PlayStation 3, where gamers play and socialise with their friends around the world and our latest innovation enables users to actually step inside Diagon Alley; and the Hogwarts; Express, as well as discover four exclusive new mini-games. As a Pottermore.com user, you can also link your account with your PSN ID to gain access to extra content and spaces.
im no fan of harry potter but to see a global franchise like this in home is fantastic news and certainly has the potential to revive home or even take home to the mainstream.
wishing sony would be brave enough to air that trailer on some mainstream tv channels they realy need to capitalise on this great collaboration maybe some codes for home goodies on harry potter sites and merchandise.
This is genuinely the first time in almost 5 years of home use that i have seen the potential for home to be a system seller
More INFO from Pottermore.com
For our readers who are not familiar with it, PlayStation Home is a free 3D gaming community for Sony’s PlayStation 3, where gamers play and socialise with their friends around the world.
Our latest development from Pottermore enables you, as a PlayStation 3 user, to actually step inside Diagon Alley™ and board the Hogwarts™ Express as your own customisable avatar. Once inside these 3D environments, you can also enjoy four new mini-games: experience the mayhem of Book Herding, test your knowledge with a Pottermore quiz, share and collect Pottermore Trading Cards, and take part in an illicit Wizard’s Duel.
If you have a Playstation Home account you’ll be able to actually step inside Diagon Alley™ and board the Hogwarts™ Express as an Avatar, and once inside these 3D environments, experience the mayhem of book herding, test your knowledge with a Pottermore quiz, share and collect Trading Cards, and take part in an illicit Wizard’s Duel.
There’s the choice to customise your avatar with a selection of outfits ranging from uniforms to house robes or more causal wizard attire. And there’s a selection of 14 owls, cats or toads from which to purchase a companion.
If you have progressed past Chapter Seven of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on Pottermore.com, and have been sorted into one of the four Hogwarts houses, you’ll be able to link up your Pottermore.com account to your PlayStation Network ID and gain access to additional content and spaces.
Pottermore at PlayStation Home arrives in April, and if you’re curious to see what this new 3D experience of Pottermore will be like, take a look at this short trailer.
Charlie Redmayne, CEO of Pottermore, comments: “Pottermore reaches across multiple digital platforms, and our ongoing partnership with Sony has allowed us to forge this exciting connection with Playstation Home, creating the most immersive experience possible within that space and giving users wonderful new ways to explore locations from the Harry Potter stories. Following the successful launch of Wonderbook: Book of Spells, this is another example of the creative collaborations Pottermore is developing to bring the world of Harry Potter even more ingeniously to life”.
We have a separate team working on these new Pottermore innovations so, for those who don’t have a PlayStation account, there is no need to worry as we still have a dedicated team hard at work to bring you the third and final instalment of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on Pottermore.com in the coming weeks.
Find out what you’ll need to get started on PlayStation Home here.
Posted by Pottermore Editor on Monday, March 18, 2013
Along with this announcement ndreams also tweeted stating they lowered the price of their broomstick LMOs.
Ok now im really confused, there is no talk about nDreams in the original post, so what does it have to do with nDreams? I have to laugh cause I didnt even know nDreams had broomstick LMO's, I thought it was just GZ that had them. Does anyone have the nDreams broom?