Sony's PlayStation Network director lays out the firm's 2008 roadmap, telling Next-Gen that Home's fall launch "won't be a 0.5 release" and reiterating the company's commitment to delivering a PS3 movie download service this summer.
Slick. Fall's coming right up, I expect if they were going to back out and delay again they would have done it by now.
With all the delays, it better not be released half assed like 2.4 where only one game supports its features. Get in touch with devs and have them ready with updates and such before releasing PLEASE.
Can i haz home plz?
is this the beta or the real thing
this will be the Home we all wanted, but I guess we'll find out soon enough. Don't forget people - FREE.
Either you didn't read the article, or you have the reading comprehension of a starfish. From the article: “If you think about Gmail and Susan’s reference, Gmail when it launched in beta was a fully functional email service. I personally was using it and it offered everything you’d expect, but was in beta just to say that there’s more to come and maybe it’s not fully polished. “The reason we’ve been delaying [Home] is so that we can deliver a high quality service that the users will enjoy. Even though it will be in beta, it will be a fair representation of what the service can be and its potential, so it won’t be a 0.5 release, it will be a fully robust service.”
I'm putting my money on that Home is not going to be that great for a while. I think as more developers see it and are given time to work on it we'll see some really cool stuff in Home. But heck, heres to hoping I'm wrong! And what the heck is this thing I heard about a 2D version of Home. It would do the same stuff that Home allows you to do, but with a 2D interface. I heard N'Gai say something about it... here it is; http://kotaku.com/397403/cr... Have you guys heard anything about this?
about a free service. Home isn't going to cost any of us one cent to use and yet you see comments like "it'd better be this." As soon as I'm paying a fee to use PSN my expectations go up considerably. For now, I have no complaints about this free service that is now argueably on par with Live (and looking like it will pass Live in quality very soon).
The last nail in the 360's coffin I cannot wait for either :)
Seriously,XBL wont have anything even close to HOME.
If this "My Gamer Pad" thing turns out to be true then the 360 will have something close at least. Which is better will be a matter of opinion.
but MyGamerPad turned out to be a bust. it was made using stuff from deviant-art(like always). NEVER TRUST 4CHAN.
but.. according to Breakfast there isnt anymore room in the 360s coffin
First 2.4, then movie downloads, now HOME. Man, PSN service is getting better by the day and it totally crushes XBOX LIVE. People saying that PSN sucks or how 360 will always have LIVE, have proven their lack of foresight and their overabundance of shortsight. Remember back in the GTA DLC debate? Barely 2 months ago, people were crying about how much superior GTA 360 is because its on LIVE? Rkin retarded. When the game is technically superior on the PS3. And those same people have proven that they dont know a damn thing in this world. Because barely 2 months later, we now have FW 2.4. So kindly STFU bots. You fail like always.
do you not remember MS is coming out with 3D avitars! I 4get what they called it but its a straight attempt at making there own online HOME space lol MS behind the curve again
Let's hope that they live up to their word on this one.
and it sucks it's not like we HAVE to use it. I'll give it a shot. If it's buggy, cumbersome, or just plain sux then it's a nice try by Sony and I'll say thanks but no thanks.
OFF TOPIC: glad to be back. getting banned from the gamerzone is no joke(even though it was only temporary).
i have been twice
Man! OZ is no joke. been there and I dont wanna go back lol
hahaha, i'm not sure if I wanna go back either.
the openzone is like hell on n4g
Be aware, that they're not lying if it releases on the 30th of November... they've not set a fixed date for a reason, it's just so they can say, "well we said fall it's not been delayed, look"
That's true, Summer doesn't finish until September starts.
Although this, as the article stated, should be a full service like gmail was, I think it would be reasonable to expect teething problems. Is there a defined process by which we can report bugs and suggestions back to Sony? The really great thing about beta is that the product it isn't 100% locked or set yet so we can still have a potentially big impact on what the final product will be like.
I'll assume that the open beta will be used for server-stress testing only. Reporting of bugs and suggestions is the primary purpose of the closed beta. Although, user feedbacks on the open beta will probably be used on future Home updates. These are all assumptions though.
Real world server stress testing is the only thing that they wouldn't have been able to realistically simulate previously. Of course, it is possible to have other machines just firing "typical" messages at the servers to find the point at which the servers fall over but this isn't really like real world testing.
Don't forget, FALL means they'd be able to release it on 11:59 p.m. on December 20th and still make it in time before winter. I'll believe the release of Home when I'm launching it from my PS3.
I believe it when i see it.
Same here. Home is not something simple like firmware, if it live up to it's billing Home will be a massive and complex piece of software that rivals any game for the PS3. Comparison wise its actually the closest the PS3 have to an operating system.
I think it's just Sony trying to get some positive PR. I'm a cynic though.
haha your right, nobody will let you in there home xD
Home NO THANKS Were you live under a bridge with the rest of your kind
...and Home was coming out for the X360? I bet you wouldn't be saying ignorant remarks like "NO THANKS" -777-
Don't Worry 'Pp p' i'm sure Micro$oft are making a similar thing, i think it's called...'Cardboard Box'!!! ;-D
Poor lemming. Alllllways cryin'.
You p key must be getting wornout by know.
It's not. So that's invalid. Nice name, btw.
Home, sweet Home. It will be awesome considering what you BETA Testers are playing now was to be the open BETA.
I have personal hands-on time with the Home beta. My impressions of the last build I experience were not great, the potential is there and it is huge but it's far from finished. I imagine there will be a steady stream of updates to be beta leading up to its "open" release, adding more content, fixing persistent issues etc. I never really thought Home would be my "bag", but after messing around and "seeing" the potential the service offers I'm hyped for it's eventual release. But, people must remember, bugs will be evident, but will be fixed in time.
Home isn't really my thing as well.
To the place I belong
I'm waiting atleast 3 days AFTER it goes up for grabs before DLing it.I'll let the server traffic die down, wait for any reported issues and if it goes off without a hitch(fingers crossed) I will glady hit the update prompt.
That is why I have firmware 2.40 and a lot of people don't That is why I have no issues with firmware 2.40...and some people do. That is why before every firmware update, I will back up my game saves...just encase I have to format my drive.
Plan on getting it just as soon as it comes out they might pull it afterwards like 2.4 :P
I understand why you feel that way, as well as disagreed with me. I dont want to wait either but I'm just trying to be on the safe side. I think too much server traffic is whats creating some of the issues for PS3 owners when updates go live. Broken Internet connections while DL'ing updates can possibly corrupt PS3 files and data. I want HOME as much as you do. I just want my PS3 to work so I can enjoy it. A Bubble and an Agree from me to you for making me feel like a punk for playing it safe -SaRc
The PS3 is suppose to check the firmware update after download and then install it. So there should be no way to brick a PS3 with a firmware update.
for the improved lot of home so far i was skeptical but hopeful at first...now im ecstatic...its blooming...soon it will be a beautiful flower. this is living....home!!
after finally getting fw 2.4; i was surprised by all the people going out of there way to say what a failure it was(after being out less than a day?)so i expect the same b*llsh#t from the same people when home comes out. i don't expect home to be perfected when it's first available; but i'm excited to see what sony and game devs will do with this in the year following release. it isn't just getting home that's exciting, but the growth potential that it has as well. for those of you who have zero patience(and must suffer from A.D.D.)you surely won't be happy. for those who just have too much time on your hands and look for something to [email protected] about......i'm sure you won't be happy as well. and especially for those 360 fanboys:they are already just waiting for home to release to start with the bogus complaints. sure, home will have growing pains, but it's an exciting propisition which won't cost anyone anything to try out and enjoy. sure, home has been delayed, (and i think sony shouldn't have been saying it would be out at certain times if they weren't sure about it) but i see this as a no-lose situation. home will be free and offer something new and unique when it does release. i think people need to try it out and give it a fair chance.(not complaing after 15-20 hrs of its release or even after a couple weeks). but, judging from some of the comments in the different threads about home; there just won't be making some people happy no matter what sony does. and those are the people who should just stay away.
home will end up being like a 3d marketplace, to me it already reminds of one of the sims games except you can communicate with others online, of course im not here to brag or anything as i think home will be special to experience only when all the ideas and fundamentals are in place, oh yeah and the crow of people which by the way will surpass the amount of people making the beta crash at times, can work out smoothly. anyways while i like the home idea and concept on paper, i to be honest don't really care all that much anymore of course this doesn't mean i wont download it or try it when it comes out either, it just simply means im not as crazy as i use to be for it. personally i feel sony did a good thing by releasing fw 2.40 and giving us a taste of basic xbox live features. but in all honesty i just wish sony would try to put more effort in getting all the fundamentals of a great online service down first before releasing home and making people having to boot games through home. as of now what i want? i simply want to know when 2.40 will re- release again to the public, and when will the more significant games such as uncharted among a few others will get patched. this will also include MGS4, and i don't care whether or not its a 3rd party or what, i think every game should be patched sometime down the road, an all exclusives whether 1st or 3rd parties must all get patched via (OBLIGATION). its the only way to get this thing kick off the ground and into the masses. yeah sure resistance wont get any trophy support now, but should sometime after resistance 2 lands or they need to have a separate team working on trophies this way they wont ever need to worry about spending time or resources same for the COD4 devs, Danm it. i mean it doesn't make any sense since these games are among the most played games, sony needs to force it down their throats even if it means offering them a little extra cash or man power. anyways back to the topic at hand. in my opinion sony needs to just find ways to fix the current problem at hand, and look toward to improving the service with more key features such as (IN-GAME VOICE/VIDEO CHAT COMMUNICATIONS). give me the fundamentals, give me the voice/video mail, voice/video cross chat, massage to all, (trophy sound- uncharted reward pop up sound would be great thank you), mail sound, sign in sound, Flash support and more speed for the browser. that above is what i want most, give me those fundamentals first, than worry about home, life with playstation or even that video store later. but sony needs to just fix the current issues with fw 2.40 and work on the above FIRST!!!. THAT!!! above is what should really matter to them nothing else. anyways sorry if i sound angry or ticked off, but thats just my personal opinion thats all guys again im sorry if i offended anyone one here today i just hope you all understand how i feel. man i wish i had the guy responsible for the updates email or phone number i would really open his eyes. lol
so does that mean its comming out in november or that its a demo?
open beta, which will continue to improve, think of it as Gmail and this website, its still at beta, but you guys keep using it, it must be good
I have to hear it come out of Jack Trentons mouth at E3. Hopefully we will see this build at E3. :)
That Home will also be available by invite only as Gmail was? God I hope not.
good find bloodmask. good article
After 2.40 firmware, i think Home is the last thing that the PS3 needs to be on top.
no, the PS3 has to continue to improve till it hits its limit. in terms of facing the 360/XBL, then yea
i agree but i mean, with Home, the PS3 will be awesome. Nothing is perfect and yeah the PS3 can surpass itself after home. But with Home, it's gotta be huge.
will beleive it when I see it. I hope Home is all the I want it to be. I just have this slight itching on my balls that it wont be. Then again that could just be the crabs.
America won't make it to 2009. Mark my words.
Home is going to be pretty sweet. I can wait for it now that we have in game XMB but the sooner the better. Goulet
Why Fall? Why? Fall equals homework, and tests ,and school,and all that stuff. Summer pleaseee? No? Ah, oh well haha
I've been on the Beta from day one, and I'll even admit that unless they do a +5 overhaul on Home, it's gonna fall flatter than the Lair launch under a steamroller.
Home is going to be awesome i just don't like the fact that it's going to be coming out in fall where a lot of us will be going to school, doing homework, and some of us might even be playing some sports. So........yeah
This Fall... Right. Hahahaha, good one Sony. I'm willing to bet my life savings that it doesn't come out this Fall... Good one, though...