Chris Rah Osiris of Playstation Lifestlye.net writes:
The latest statement from Kaz Hirai has caused quite a stir. Some people are questioning why he would make such a statement. On the Home forum on the official Playstation Forum, people are saying that this is indicative of another delay. Is there really a need to panic? Did Kaz subtly announce that we are in for another delay? I for one would say no. Let me tell you why.
There is one thing that everyone needs to take a moment to realize. Kaz said that the Open Beta would still be coming this autumn. This statement is key because of a comparison that Sony has been making for a while. Home's release will be akin to the release of Gmail. Last I checked, no one is freaking out because the official Gmail release date has not been announced. Gmail is still in Beta. I am reminded of this every time I log in to check my messages. I am sure some of you will say that Gmail is at least out and has not been delayed twice already. I cannot fault you for thinking that. But I will certainly say that it is too early to say that the sky is falling.