PlayStation Home Open Beta Test Begins in Late November/Early December

Phil Harrison confirms that, although there is a delay, PlayStation Home will be seeing an open beta test available to all PS3 owners, later this year.

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ShiftyLookingCow3830d ago (Edited 3830d ago )

thats good to hear

[edit] at least, its open to all, as long as there aren't any ridiculous glitches it will be fine

Evildoomnerd3830d ago

Although I find this news bittersweet.

mighty_douche3830d ago (Edited 3830d ago )

been, wait to get my hands on this for some time! an if PHIL says its coming, then for once maybe it is actually COMING!!

Omegasyde3830d ago (Edited 3830d ago )

Yea that dude is pretty honest. If he doesn't know he won't say it and if he predicts something specifically with dates, its a promise. Too bad Jack Trenton can't live up to Phil's image.

eagle213830d ago

Let this brother know....PM

toolhead4life3830d ago (Edited 3830d ago )

Nowhere in Phil Harrison's quote does he mention that all PS3 owners will be able to participate in the open beta like the contributor stated in the article's summary. I'm definitely a noob when it comes to beta testing, and I'm sure others don't quite have a good understanding of what that term means as well though.
Would someone please explain the term "open beta"? Is it really a way that anyone who wants to join-in on the testing, can? Will you still have to get an invite, or will we just be able to register online somewhere, d/l Home, and you're good to go?
Excuse my ignorance, I really just want to give Home a try as soon as I can, and don't want to miss out.

mighty_douche3830d ago

the HOME beta will be open to anyone who wants to take part, theres a chance that you may need to sign up but i doubt it, im sure it'll just come over the PSN or possibly in a fireware update.

obviously i cant answer your question as know one out side sony knows but im sure this will be avaliable to us all but if you keep your eyes on gaming sites such as this it will all become clear closer to the date! hope this helped.

Shadow Flare3830d ago

an CLOSED beta is one in which users sign up for it but sony would only select a handful of people to participate

an OPEN beta is one where ALL ps3 owners can join but they have to sign up. And not everyone will sign up so there will be fewer people using it then the full release

and the FULL RELEASE is open to all ps3 owners with no signing up required

MikeGdaGod3830d ago

it will show up in the PSN store and you'll have to download it

Shadow Flare3830d ago

Well if the beta is coming out in late November/December then technically there's only like one month's delay. PS3 owners will still get Home this year

Proxy3830d ago

They mine as well have saved face and avoided the word "delay" but rather explained it would be released with many bugs, but that they would be worked out. LOL, this and an open-beta are the thing, and you might just get away with masking an open-beta as a release when the game is completely free.

Although there is some delay, as it was originally slated for October, and any intuitive gamer knew it would be buggy at best, due to the lack of hype and information from Sony.

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