Sony have revealed that they will be changing their PlayStation Home virtual world into a social game hub which they hope will become a place for gamers to both socialize and play social games.

In an interview with VentureBeat, director of PlayStation Home Jack Buser explained: "We are going to 'up level' games as the heart of PlayStation Home. This means that Home itself is going to become a game. The first things you see when you get into Home are games."

Sony's plans include introducing large-scale group games and replacing the central plaza of Home with a futuristic transit place called The Hub that integrates games, quests, community events and user-generated content.

PlayStation Home launched in 2008 and currently has more than 23 million registered users.

The new Home goes live this Autumn.