Sony, Microsoft unveil virtual game worlds

  • Gaming rivals Sony and Microsoft will soon be locking horns in cyberspace after both firms announced virtual worlds for their game consoles at the Tokyo Game Show on Thursday. The two vendors are looking to offer gamers virtual worlds similar to Linden Lab's Second Life, which currently boasts more than 15 million users. Sony's Home virtual world will be available sometime later this year for the Playstation 3, according to AP, while Microsoft confirmed plans to launch its New Xbox Experience on Nov. 19.