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Playstation Home - News update November 13

Playstation Home community manager TedTheDog has just posted a news update on the official SCEE forums.

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Silogon3539d ago

Just give up, guys... This isn't coming out in 08. Suck up those lame beta invites. I haven't booted Home up in almost a month now.

Capt CHAOS3539d ago (Edited 3539d ago )

March 31st Japan.
Sept North America
Europe, maybe Xmas 2009.

And here's the scary bit..

"Home Beta is a service that will grow from the foundation of v1.0 over the coming months and years so thinking of it as a start rather than a finish..."

I don't think they'll ever finish.. And talk about non commital.. Not a SINGLE date in the entire damn announcement.

thor3539d ago

Silogon gets a lot of stick for saying this.

But he's absolutely right. I don't remember anything official saying that Home was coming out this year. If the open beta is actually a beta (and not, as many recent games have had, just a demo), then even if it released NOW there really wouln't be enough time to properly test it/fix it before the end of the year.

When he says he hasn't booted up Home in over a month I believe him; Home seems to have NOTHING to draw people in aside from some gimmick features like bowling alleys.

Since Home will be in beta form until the end of the year, those who don't know there's a beta, don't visit gaming websites, don't visit the PS Store unless they know there's a game they want to buy, won't even download Home. Even if they did they would try it out and then barely use it.

I realise that there are a lot of people looking forward to Home, but I have a feeling that the only reason they are anticipating it so much is because they think it offers more than it does. It's going to be broken and severely lacking in features at launch next year.

scottmichael3539d ago

my exciment for home has bin and gone, about and 9 times

and anything sony/multiple users/online related. Is always a disaster

mabreu3539d ago

The only news I will read about home is the official release date. Anything else is just fluff.

thor3538d ago

If you're going to disagree with me give me a link to an article that says the FULL VERSION (not beta) of Home will come out in '08. From an official source.

Gandhi693538d ago (Edited 3538d ago )

@ Thor, where do I begin?

http://news.softpedia.com/n...

http://www.ps3vault.com/200...

http://kotaku.com/5041182/s...

And all these promises came after promises of an early 08 release.

Again, this is about as official as anything ever gets.. Don't go blaming us about being frustrated about Home's delay, they could have been honest from the beginning.

doshey3538d ago

people home will release it just has some bugs that still need to be fixed and after 1.0 goes through its bugs and checks home will be out, im in the home beta right now and it runs fine its still buggy though with just little lag here and there give it time home will be here by 09

xhairs93538d ago

The reason why he hasn't booted up Home in over a month is because he has no friends. Look at the number of bubbles he has, now put that towards the Home Closed Beta (where the 2 friends he has, possibly didn't get in). Then he has no reason to hop on home because he's by himself.

HOME is a community project, its like cleaning a park in the ghetto. You don't get on home to play some pool by yourself, you get on to SOCIALIZE. So don't sit here and bad mouth home about how it has nothing to draw you in blah blah when #1 you have no idea, #2 it obviously is much more than you think, and #3 well i don't know number 3 but i do want a cookie now..

thor3538d ago

OK I accept now that they have said it will come this year.

But I swear the original quote was "You'll see home by the end of this year," or something.

Even still, it's looking increasingly unlikely when the open beta still hasn't been released (and I expected Home itself to release in October last year).

I don't think many people will want to use Home.

And you may say he doesn't have any friends, but the more accurate thing to say would be that he doesn't have many friends IN HOME. And if most of your friends can't be arsed with Home, you won't have any friends in Home either.

Gandhi693538d ago

@ thor

Agreed.

I do think home theoretically will be cool, but I don't seem myself being able to get any of my friends on it.

I think the only chance home has, is if it really is a reliable and easy way for a group of gamers to start a multiplayer game. I know all the Gran Turismo buffs are just dieing to have private rooms to be able to play with friends. If when home comes out, you can just invite people to your apartment, and all join the race (or whatever game you wish) together, then that I believe is the one way you get gamers into home.

Once they are in Home in order to join different games, then just maybe they might do some exploring.

xhairs93538d ago

Well that's what home is, if you like home and you want to be on it, you can find friends. It's a social network for crying out loud that's what it's supposed to be for. if your friends don't use it no biggy you can still get on it and find other friends or hang out, hopefully they have 21+ bar's or something that'd be badass. But my point is, it's a social network. I too am angered by this and I highly doubt that it WILL come out this year too.

My reasons behind it are:

#1 They are still in closed beta and still testing languages. #2 they are inviting MORE people to closed beta.
#3 they aren't doing it THIS week which leaves...5 weeks?
#4 the only thing that makes me believe it will come out this year is if it comes out the week of christmas. It could be a christmas present from Sony, but at the same time this was the same crap that made me not buy LBP. I love LBP it looks great, but they released it at the wrong time, they held it back and extra week at launch, had they not held it back I would've had it. But considering Home is free and LBP is not, I will still have Home.

And yes that's what I meant if you connected my sentences you would see he doesn't have many friends and that's what HOME is for, to hang out with friends and meet new people. But because siligon has such a bad attitude, who in home wants to be his friend? Case dismissed.

Ldubbz3538d ago

I wonder why...even the most hopeful has to concede that Home is probably not hitting the PS3 in 2008. But dont get too bent outta shape folks...the year is almost over.

ofx3603538d ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

PlayStation Home (also marketed and referred to simply as Home)[3] is a community-based service for the PlayStation Network which has been in development since early 2005. Home allows users to create an avatar for their PlayStation 3 console. This avatar will get their own virtual apartment space, which can then be adorned with items users can receive in several different ways. In the future the service will also expand, allowing players to have more sorts of clothing or bigger apartments. Sony wants to give people the tools to create their own things, but they also want a safe place for younger users to feel comfortable.[4]Sony is aiming for the initial download to be under 500MB. Home was announced at the Game Developers Conference on March 7, 2007[5] and was originally scheduled for a global public release in September or October 2007.[6]
During the Tokyo Game Show 2007, Home's full release was announced to be delayed until "Spring 2008".[7] On 21 April 2008 Sony Computer Entertainment announced that Home would be delayed further and the closed beta would be extended until "Fall 2008".[8] However it was confirmed that more PlayStation Network users would be invited to join the closed beta during this time. An announcement on the Official PlayStation Europe user forum confirms that invitations to the closed beta will be offered to winners of a weekly Warhawk online gaming event.[9] Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said that "Spending more time on the development and on the Closed Beta testing reaffirms our commitment to bringing a quality service, maintaining the PlayStation tradition."

NeonSkull3538d ago

@Silogon "I haven't booted Home up in almost a month now. "

Well it was well worth sony letting you into the beta test.

The beta test if for the home engine, not for content. That is why there is limited content in the beta at the moment.

MiloGarret3538d ago (Edited 3538d ago )

You said:"I don't remember anything official saying that Home was coming out this year."

"First and foremost, Van der Meulen told me (without hesitation) that it is a 100 percent guarantee that Home will be released by the end of this calendar year," wrote IGN's Ryan Clements."

( http://ps3.ign.com/articles...

Van der Meulen is a producer of Home. Seems pretty official to me...

EDIT: Oh, people already pointed this out, well nevermind my comment then.

PS: Home will suck, I know it, you know, Sony knows it, so who cares when it comes out! Oh and for the record, just so I don't get the fanboys on me, I hate MS avatars, there.

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Kratos Spartan3539d ago

you people are just stressing yourself out over this stuff. If it bothers you that much about delays, maybe you should try a new hobby. While your waiting, if your waiting, play a game, or go outside, or something. But instead you would rather come online, post some hate comments, only to feel like you have accomplished something, then you sign off, pick your nose, and then say to yourself, "I'm so awesome"

Does it bother you that much, really?

Diamondwolf3538d ago

*picks nose*

I'm so awesome! :)

Nice post Kratos

I can see it now. After that, they kiss their Mattrick/Tretton poster and turn off the green or black console nightlight and cover themselves with their X360/PS3 comforter, grab their lancer/chimera replica and make sweet system start logo noises to put them to sleep.

SL1M DADDY3539d ago

Forget about it. Just put it out of your head and when it is ready, you will be there and ready for it.

EasilyTheBest3539d ago

Keep things regular, suppose we will keep waiting..

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