PlayStation Home and porn: they won't stop you

Couldn't help ourselves.

There won't be anything to stop you uploading porn to your private space in PlayStation Home, according to Sony, but you obviously won't be able to wave it around in public.

It was Phil Harrison wot said it, speaking to semi-official blog ThreeSpeech following this month's GDC announcements - including that of the virtual "Home" universe - in an interview that quickly drew him into a discussion about, well, "moderation".

"It's absolutely deliberate that there is no physical impact between characters, between avatars," he explained, adding that you will be able to do things like shake hands. "But no, we're not going to have 'those' kind of animations that I'm imagining that you're thinking about."

Not content with that, the ThreeSpeech blogger made his point more explicitly, asking whether it'd be possible to upload pornography to your private space, and whether Sony would do anything about the people who "invite people you don't necessarily know" to come and watch it with you. Amazing.

"Well I'm disappointed that you would use those as the first questions," Harrison responded. "I think Home should be used for a much wider and more beneficial scope than that, but I think that people can express their creativity inside Home in a wide variety of ways and it's not necessarily for us to dictate what that should be. However, if somebody feels uncomfortable about an encounter on Home, it's very easy for them to ban that person from their friends list."

So now you know.

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