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Home 'game spaces' being shown off later this month (trophies included)

Speaking to Daniel Hill at PlayStation Day ps3fanboy managed to gather a few tidbits of info about Home and where it's headed. Hill reiterated that the open beta will be happening this Autumn. He also added that the closed beta will be "extended" in July to include more gamers as well as, for the first time, European press. When asked whether Home would be fully functional for the open beta, Hill responded by saying that "Home will never be fully functional" and that it will continue to grow and evolve over time. The open beta will include all necessary features such as trophies and game launching.

Game spaces are slightly lower on the list of priorities, but not forgotten. Some are being shown off later this month to beta members and Hill stated that what he had seen of them is "really impressive." Game launching has extended beyond Warhawk to MotorStorm now, and this feature was demonstrated on the show floor at PlayStation Day. The feature allows you to select your option preferences, including track and number of laps, within Home. This allows you to almost immediately jump straight into the gameplay, rather than into another menu.

Hill also confirmed to ps3fanboy that trophies will be available in the XMB. "They have to be," he said. There's no word on when that will happen, but a 2D representation of your trophy list will be visible via the XMB at some point in the future. Obviously, the basic funtionality needs to be created within Home itself before being exported to the XMB, so don't expect it anytime soon.

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BeaArthur3483d ago

Finally some information on the trophies. I'll be interested in seeing what they're all about in Autumn. The game launching sounds like it's getting better and better as well.

eagle213483d ago

Trophies will be presented on the XMB as well as in the 3D Home space eventually. This is great, it gives gamers options. :)

ruibing3483d ago

Yeah agreed, if they can allow for some quick stat checks from the XMB and a more expansive one from within Home, everybody is happy.

Blackcanary3483d ago

Lets just hope they keep the Open Beta to Autumn.

They should just bring it out in july and continue to update it like a MMORPG thats what there gonna do in Autumn anyway.
Why wait why not do it now.

Expy3483d ago

Because idiots who just complain will keep complaining about the bugs and all that buzz even if they release it now. They're trying to get it as complete as possible to reduce the # of idiots who will complain about their product.

CrazyMystical3483d ago

couldn't of said it better myself.

people talk of home as if its a game on
its own, they need to remember why they
bought their PS3 & for those touch
individuals who bought a PS3 MAINLY for
Home, sorry you guys are just r3t4rd3d.

Blackcanary3483d ago

Well i've had my PS3 since Lunch home isn't really a big deal to me its just a added bonus ingame XMB and the rest isn't ether just a added bonus but they will never get it perfect if so they would proberly delay for Feb 2009 same time as Killzone 2 lol.

If they did do that that would be cool.

thor3483d ago

...err... they haven't implemented the trophies AT ALL yet? I thought that was a major feature of home... 2009 it is. And in game launching for only specific games? I thought so. So we can only play warhawk and motorstorm from home, which means that everyone that doesn't play those games will have no reason to be in home.

DanB913483d ago (Edited 3483d ago )

it says "Game launching has extended beyond Warhawk to MotorStorm now" meaning at first it was only for Warhawk but the library supporting is expanding. How stupid would it be for game launching to only support 2 games?? I am sure most games after home comes out will support game launching.

TheExecutive3483d ago

PS3= online beta for the PS4

rawg3483d ago

but I have to admit that I chuckled

poopybumbum3483d ago

yea home, cant wait. all and all i should be bored of it by now but instead im still waiting for it and ill probably be disappointed when it comes like everything this gen

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