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Sony focuses on PS3 Home, holds off on third party tools

Despite the testing stage of the new Home feature of the PlayStation 3 being underway right now and Sony making the service a priority for the success of the new hardware, it seems that the company has held off from releasing tools to Third Party developers a little too long.

There was a three day conference called 'Devstation' that took place last week down in London, UK, where Sony Europe threw around major buzzwords such as 'technology', 'innovation' and 'creativity' as it tried to show how developer-focused it is trying to be. The event was a major chance to unveil the plans and overall strategic work for the future of both the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3, keeping over four hundred and fifty Third Party developers firmly in the loop, plus getting them up to speed on the PlayStation Network and impending Home service.

Michael Denny, Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Europe, who keynoted the event was quoted as saying:

"We're breaking [into] a new business, much as we did with the first PlayStation. We used to be predominantly a single platform publisher, but now with PlayStation 3, PSP and PlayStation 2, we're truly a multiplatform publisher with a mix of products and services that appeal to a wide range of tastes, lifestyles and budgets.

"With Home, we are having to manage a much more sophisticated business and that's exciting and pioneering. It's great to be given the opportunity at DevStation to stand up and inspire our valued third party partners to join us."

Whilst some developers are currently underway with talks regarding being launch partners for the extensive Home online network feature, it seems that development kits have not even been sent out, with Sony planning on rolling out the first generation of Home creation tools later this month. But with Sony determined to deliver strong support for Home, its impressive 3D lobby, the community aspect and the matchmaking space available, perhaps the turnaround time will not be as long as expected.

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WilliamRLBaker3778d ago

Cause thats one of the only problems with the ps3 right now besides pricing, and thats dev support and games, not enough games that people want are out, and if they want home to be a success its gotta be supported alot.

I hope they do cause now that i have a ps3 i wanna see what home can do.

Xi3778d ago

I can really see it going both ways, either it will be underutilized and after the first couple of months it's usage will drop. The system might be more cumbersome for it's real purpose, or it gets hacked and it turns into something that many people wont want to be part of(porn, ads, annoyances) or it does really well and gives users a new way of connecting people, and becomes a game in it's own gaining mass popularity like SL(which I still feel is a 3d interactive chat room).

neogeo3778d ago

Hard work and lots of money will pay off soon enough.
After this I'm going Home to see If HOME beta is ready for me to download.

fenderputty3778d ago

If it's done well, it's going to be awesome. Even if it's not done that well, at least we can do everything from the xmb.

TheMART3778d ago

"Despite the testing stage of the new Home feature of the PlayStation 3 being underway right now and Sony making the service a priority for the success of the new hardware, it seems that the company has held off from releasing tools to Third Party developers a little too long."

Oooopssss....

Do I hear the magic word again?

DELAY DELAY DELAY

I bet though Home will work on the PS4 though, you'll be betatesting the entire PS3 lifecycle I guess

fenderputty3778d ago

how delaying the dev kits by one or two months means that Home is beta tested for the whole life cycle of the PS3? Please ... explain. As far as I can tell, home will still be out by fall. It just might not have all the features from 3rd party devs. Plus ... from what I've seen leaked from the beta ... home is looking rather nice.

snoop_dizzle3778d ago

Even though i disagree with 99percent of what theMart says, i have to give him credit for his persistence.

BubblesDAVERAGE3778d ago

sony listen to your third parties...

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