EU & US in joint Home Beta this autumn
- Posted July 17th, 2008 at 11:13 EDT by
- 36 Comments
The Home Beta will be made available to Europe and the US simultaneously, it was revealed last night.
During a press conference in Santa Monica, SCEE President, David Reeves, said the online 3D community service would arrive "with the same specs, same support and at the same time in Autumn 2008." He went on to say that an exact date would be announced by SCEI "very shortly" for Home's initial release.
Home has been delayed by almost a year from its original launch date. The service creates a virtual social environment to interact with other PS3 users, launch online games such as Warhawk, play mini-games such as bowling and pool, share private content and show off your personal space customised with furniture, wallpaper and other items.
Jack Tretton insisted that "your patience will be more than rewarded" during Sony's E3 press conference on Tuesday.
- 6:25am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Now isn't that some good S***? Hopefully in August, I say mid August... Finally can play some Home....Bow wow -You know how that goes (PSN ID - Y-Dawg)
- 6:26am EDT - July 17th, 2008
good lets go sony
- 6:31am EDT - July 17th, 2008
August =/= Autumn...
- 6:32am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Cool ! I'd like to say I can't wait, but with Sony's reputation I won't because I'll probably have to! :)
- 6:35am EDT - July 17th, 2008
This is good news, hopefully alot of people will join this HOME.
- 6:36am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Finally the EU can get involved!
- 7:07am EDT - July 17th, 2008
- My guess is that it will go in to BETA around late November.
- It makes sense that Europe goes the same time as the U.S. now because there are more PS3's over in Europe than the U.S. Given the economy in the U.S. now I hope and pray Sony lowers the price here (U.S.A.) down to around $300 at the same time.
- 7:11am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Bring it. I'm ready and will keep Home on 24/7. I will be a fixture in Home.
- 7:13am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Wow! Please Sony! Please fall through with this and you'd make plenty of PS3 users happy!
- 7:18am EDT - July 17th, 2008
left behind in japan again
- 7:22am EDT - July 17th, 2008
psn id: gingo... well finally europe is not getting something after america it is an extremely rare occasion and hopefully home is worthy
- 7:45am EDT - July 17th, 2008
I bet it is delayed again.
But i will live in Home. Forget virtual flat, that will be my house. I'll never leave it O_O
- 7:46am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Woaw! They are releasing stuff in EU now as well? :P
- 7:47am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Wooooo!!! but the question is will everyone be in the beta because they should be considering that it is for everyone.
- 7:51am EDT - July 17th, 2008
watch out for my space kitted out with nonsense wallpapers, cant wait to mess about in the warhawk war room woth my clan
- 8:15am EDT - July 17th, 2008
"your patience will be more than rewarded"
Exactly, before the years end, we´ll in our hands, resistance 2, motorstorm 2, litlebigplanet, PSN cards (i hope), Socom, trophies for a lot of games, and HOME.
- 9:13am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Anyone have an idea how this is going to work? Is it just going to be one BIG world? Or like at the RFOM house, will there be hundreds and hundreds of people in there at the same time? Or can we only see people that are on our list?
- 9:18am EDT - July 17th, 2008
Where have I heard of a fall release date before? oh yeah, LAST YEAR AND THEY DELAYED IT!!! Sony, despite everything you have done to me and the rest of the Playstation gaming community, I have faith in you, if you delay it at the last second I WILL BE DONE WITH THIS GARBAGE!
- 9:36am EDT - July 17th, 2008
seee??? i told you
- 9:54am EDT - July 17th, 2008
GREAT NEWS ! Cant wait for home.
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