Today at the SCEE press conference Kaz Hirai made a statement on the PS3's online community called HOME. He apologized on the delay of Home but gave no time frame for it's opening, if anything he said it won't open until he's happy with it.
Come on get happy? Kaz doesn't think it's enough like Ridggggggggggggge Racer yet. The drifting physics are all off.
I don't think this is the best strategy. Given that a majority of Japan does not participate in online gaming, what does he know about how the online community will being happy with what's produced? I believe his move is more detrimental than helpful.
Your comment struck me as kind of odd. I think Kaz knows a little bit about the video game industry as a whole. I don't he was picked for his position because of his good looks. I for one agree with his decision, and am sick of hearing everyone whine that "I want it now" like a bunch of bratty kids. If it got released and didn't work correctly, it is these same people who would pound their fists screaming, "why would they put out if it doesn't work right; this sucks." The same thing goes for games. Relax. You'll get it when it is ready. And frankly, I don't want it until it is ready.
im happy with that better than rushed
Home will be worth the wait, but it isn't coming until I'm happy with it! FOR I AM THE KING OF SONY! 37 days until Judgment Day, Nazisoft! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
Kick some ass, Kaz. Thanks for taking time to post here while giving a keynote.
ohh man, why? but i guess i'll have to trust your judgment on this one, you never failed us, long live Kaz.....
Keep up the good work;) Meet you in 'HOME' soon!!!;)
Ill just play games and work and get $$$ till then.
i.e. I'm sorry folks, but home hasn't lived up to my (nor anyone else's) expectations of what it could achieve. Originally planed as an integral part of the PS3 experience, it will not not be released until late in the console's lifecycle and will have minimal support from developers (who have not bothered to develop for home for their exising games as hardly anyone can take advantage of it), trophies/accomplishments only for a select few games, and a very small user base after the initial hype dies down (because it surely would be better to have a quick and easy interface to join games with friends, keep a record of your accomplisments than an interactive world). I am very disappointed in home, for the main reason, that whilst I don't mind the delays themselves, it WILL mean that there WON'T be support for home in many games AT ALL. And if you think content will be added after home releases, I ask you, does COD4 have rumble yet?
It`s **FREE**, it`s NOT complete and you have the nerve to say it hasn`t lived up to ANYONES expectations? That`s pretty f**ked up. Everyone I know who is in the BETA loves it. Wait till it comes out, since it`s **FREE** they can`t bring it out whenever they want, 2010 for all I care, then D/L it FOR **FREE** and then give you impressions. Don`t like it delete it. To seriously whine about something like HOME that`s **FREE**. Until then, don`t be such a @ss about it. Since it`s **FREE**, their doing us a FAVOR by even trying it.
Um excuse me, but what makes you think you speak for anyone else?
I think someone needs to stop acting like a stealth troll and find some xbox news to fill the void (meaning you thor)
It's an ambitious project for sure. I just wish they didn't announce a damn thing until the product was ready. Obviously it's not.
Home will undeniably change the way we see online gaming and social interactivity. It's good to know that Kaz Hirai genuinely cares about his product to ensure that all Sony Snipers will enjoy nothing but the best that Sony has to offer. This type of hard work is rewarded with superior brand recognition and remarkable sales and feedback. It's good to know that Sony Snipers will not recieve something that is rushed and suffers in quality like 99% of all Microsoft products. With the 10 year plan, Sony Snipers worldwide can be assured that we will be enjoying the industry leading software while the others complain about the mistake they made purchasing Xbox 360 and their next system afterwards. $niper
Will we have to wait for Kaz's approval before we get the much anticipated feature for the PS3? I hope we don't have to wait for stupid Home to get In-game XMB, that would be disappointing.
That would be very disappointing.
looks happy to me
F&^k Home I'm tired of hearing about it.
people are tired of hearing, people talk about being tired of it. It`s FREE. To whine about something thats FREE, is pretty ignorant.
for free! I bet you'd complain about that....come on that was sort of funny!??
Home for 2010 then.
Kinda like Xbox 360's line up? OOOOO. Have fun playing Gears of war 2 for the next 3 years.
lmao. you're comparing Gears 2 to HOME? lol. moron. face it, you bought the PS3. you lose.
This is just another way of saying they don't have a release date. I stopped anticipating it along time ago but now I'm just starting to feel insulted. Home was supposed to release in 07 and now it's looking more and more like 09. I'm fine with it getting here when it gets here but stop predicting release dates when you clearly have no clue as to when it's going to be ready. Give us updates, provide new videos and details but stop telling us when you "think" it's going to be ready. "it won't open until he's happy with it", just another way of saying it's going to be delayed.
When it comes out, it doesn`t cost ANYTHING. Them just trying it and making it FREE, is AMAZING on Sony`s part. IMO anyway.
People who keep being told that it is coming in Fall 07, and then Spring 08, and then Winter 08 and then "when he's satisfied with it" care. I agree, it's done when it's done, and I would much rather have a finished smooth running product over something that was released early and is half broken, but enough with the damn date changes. It's ready when it's ready, leave it at that and don't mention anything else about the release until it's ready to go.
Is it free?
You beat to that one! lol
this proves they should've never forced Kutaragi-san from his position. HOME would've been out in April and we'd be playing KILLZONE II and LBP demos right now. Not to mention ACE COMBAT 6!!! Cellius, Anyone???????
true that Kaz is a bit crap at the moment, lets hope he turns things around soon
Kaz has a penchant for being a perfectionist of sorts, as he should be; now in the absence of Ken and Phil, all of the weight is squarely on his shoulders and he knows it. Although the mere thought of HOME almost makes me angry, I have no doubt that it will be "diamond quality" upon it's public release if Kazuo has anything to do with it (obviously). btw - does anyone on Earth have any idea wth is going on with Cellius? & oh yeah, I didn't push disagree. 8D
Your gunna blame him for developers taking extra long on their products? Also...Your insane if you think Kaz is the reason PS3 doesn't have Ace Combat 6...that game was in developement well before any major staff positions happened you crazy fool.
think i dent care about home anymore, but soon as they announce something about it i start too love it again
Home is for LOSERS
you are a looser, bast***rd.
and 360 is for arsonists.
So i guess home is for you.
maybe they ANNOUNCED to many features that they wanted but cant seem to get them working right. alot of the stuff they PROMISED did sound pretty good. maybe they announced these features BEFORE they actually got them up an running an now their having a helluva time getting them to work.
king kaz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
o.k its FREE i get it. but secondlife is FREE and im ejoying it right now. for anybody thats interested the latest sony magazine has a three page article about home, it delcares that it will be out later this year. oh and btw the sony magazine is FREE if you pick a copy up from a local sony store....for FREE
We will be happy. Rather than shipping us something that they know full well is broken just to rush it to the consumer, they are waiting until is is working well and a finished product. Kudos for taking the initiative for maing it work, the first time around.
I think by delaying home they can get rid of some of those bugs which i myself have seen in the beta of home therefore making home a better and stable build
You sony snipers are b3yond pathetic. So hurt inside by all of sony's lies and false promises, but to stubborn and proud to show it.
we'd never see it as it'd never live up to Kojimas expectations LOL
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