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By: NorseGamer Uncharted Territory 1187 posts
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nDreams Locomotion Items

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Looks like Home 1.7 is dramatically expanding what developers can provide with avatar movement, as this teaser ad from nDreams demonstrates. It's an exciting time to be in Home!

 

What impresses me about this product roll-out is that it deepens the social aspect of Home. These new variations in avatar locomotion exist solely to enhance social interaction, and the aesthetic enjoyment of using an avatar to explore a virtual world. Sony committed time and money to a core update which allows developers to create such commodities, and should they monetize successfully, we will see economic incentive for further such products which further deepen the Home social experience.

 

This is a big, big deal. Home may be more of a game platform now (which is a good thing), but there are other ways to develop revenue streams off of virtual commodities, and what's being delivered here is a fantastic step in the right direction.

 

 

Source: Official PlayStation Blog, 9/24/2012 -- http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/09/24/playstation-home-update-palace-of-the-seven-winds-blows-in...

 

Product description, from official blog copy:

 

With the Home 1.7 update comes the ability to equip inventory items that affect the way that your avatar moves. The very first set of Locomotion items available in Home are available for use on your avatar regardless of what outfit you are wearing. The first set includes:

  • Super Dash – Allows your avatar to run faster than normal.
  • Zen Flight – Instead of walking or running you will float in the air in the lotus position. You can also travel faster than the normal run.
  • Super Flight – Majestically fly through the air like a super hero at different speeds.
  • Ninja Run – Your run animation will become a slick ninja run and can change into a Ninja Sprint.
  • Inferno Hero – A fantastic fire will swarm around your avatar and you can fly through the air surrounded by flames.
  • Ice Hero – You can ride the ice coming from your hand and move quickly through whichever space you are in.
  • Skateboards – With four different styles you can skate around Home and go quicker than you have ever been able to before. These also come with an ‘Ollie’ emote animation.

Equip these items in your inventory and see what effect they have. When running forward, keep hold of the square button to change the way your avatar moves.

 

 

NorseGamer

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Re: nDreams Locomotion Items

Sep 24, 2012
This is the main feature I'm excited for this week. I can't wait to hear about the pricing.
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Re: nDreams Locomotion Items

Sep 24, 2012

Too much cool stuff this week. Wallet can't take it...

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Re: nDreams Locomotion Items

Sep 24, 2012

Talk about not having ones feel on the ground. I don't think Home is going to be the same after Wednesday. Smiley Happy

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Re: nDreams Locomotion Items

Sep 24, 2012

New PSN ID for PS4: Redd-Axel

Come check out my Twitch TV channel, will be streaming various PS4 games from time to time http://www.twitch.tv/reddaxel
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Re: nDreams Locomotion Items

Sep 24, 2012
Glad you are all enjoying the announcement. I've said it plenty of times on here, nDreams like to innovate. Some thing we do may not always be everyone's cup of tea but we try to think outside the box and offer items that are different.

We wanted to jump on the locomotion items as soon as we knew it was possible, we were hoping to have them out last week but here they are now!

There's a nice variety there so there should be something for everyone, and with more in the pipeline it's a great way of you expressing your personality in a way that hasn't been possible in home before.
nDreams Digital Product Manager

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Re: nDreams Locomotion Items

Sep 24, 2012

nDreams_Joey wrote:

We wanted to jump on the locomotion items as soon as we knew it was possible, we were hoping to have them out last week but here they are now!

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That's the problem nDreams is busy trying to get a jump on new things but dont fix the current problems they have.  Smiley Mad

Thanks NorseGamer for the update Woman Happy

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Re: nDreams Locomotion Items

Sep 24, 2012
And Tsunade don't worry, news of an Aurora update will be released in our newsletter and we are currently working on Blueprint updates and fixes as well (the ones that we have control over).
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Re: nDreams Locomotion Items

Sep 24, 2012

Hey Joey, are these speed abilities enabled in-game for games, like, say, OrbRunner?  Smiley Happy  Dean

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Sep 24, 2012

This is pretty awesome! These will be a lot of fun to use for Home movies! <Begins planning>

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