This could be extremely interesting - I’ve just heard that Sony are about to launch a Machinima tool within the PS3’s “Home” 3D world.
Here’s what I know so far, from Rich Bisso at Loot:
“The reason I’m writing is that I thought you guys might be interested in what we’ve been working on. It’s essentially a machinima tool for Playstation Home. Our goal was to try and create something for PSHome users that combined the two aspects of Home we thought were the most interesting: Social Activity and Interactive Experience.
Instead of making a traditional game, or even an ARG (which is the way a lot of Home development was going), we wanted to make something that would really encourage the player to get together with their friends and have some fun. Being spawned from a movie company, it is pretty easy to see how we were inspired to make a movie stage/set. It’s really cool to walk through the lot every day and peek inside the huge stages, so we figured that other people would be psyched to have their own stage and even make some movies, too. After that, we went crazy putting all sorts of lighting and camera controls, green screens, backdrops, etc in the limited amount of time we had.
It was fun and a bit of a challenge, since we were pushing the development tools in some pretty unconventional directions.”
Very interesting. Apparently the entire thing will go live in about two weeks. Obviously, details are a little thin at the moment, but we’ll let you know more as soon as we hear it.