Rumor: Sony to 'soft launch' Home?
- Posted September 11th, 2007 at 14:26 EDT by
- 21 Comments
With Home rumored to be right around the corner (possibly, October), Peter Edward, Director of the PlayStation Home Platform Group, had some interesting comments during an interview posted by threespeech.com today.
When asked about the release date of Home, Edwards' stated, "We're still in closed beta at the moment, and we're looking to escalate the numbers in a controlled fashion. I don't think there's any benefit from just opening the floodgates on day one and letting everybody in. We want to scale up the numbers so we can get feedback from the users and find out how they're using the service. And as the service grows and as we start bringing more people in, we'll get more of an idea as to how they're using it and build it up with them, rather than just going out there with a product that ticks all the right boxes." A pretty interesting take on what gamers and the industry felt as an open release in the coming months.
This could mean anything from a controlled influx of PlayStation 3 owners via the PlayStation Store to the release in North America followed closely by Japan, Europe, or visa versa. At this time, everything is speculation as more and more games get pushed to 2008.
Stick with PSU for more info on Home and the PS3.
- 9:31am EDT - September 11th, 2007
that would be a good idea, that way the servers dont crash with overload from everyone wanting to get in the first day.
i hope i get in early!!!!!!!!
- 10:00am EDT - September 11th, 2007
just hope to get in early
- 10:05am EDT - September 11th, 2007
They should do what Google does. They shouldn't launch it as a complete product. They should launch it as Home Beta, kinda like what Google did with g-mail.
- 10:09am EDT - September 11th, 2007
Blah, sucks if your the guy who has to wait for it.
- 10:46am EDT - September 11th, 2007
u already kno...all G.A.P members will be the first picked obviously
- 10:55am EDT - September 11th, 2007
Google launches EVERY product as beta, and if it takes slowly allowing everyone in instead of 'opening the floodgates' to avoid issues similar to Warhawk, then so be it. By the way I love warhawk, but when I own people time and time again, and earn all these awards and am still a Recruit, it gets a little annoying. But still awesome game, can't wait for home either!
- 10:55am EDT - September 11th, 2007
well europe will be last...
jst like everything else...
- 11:08am EDT - September 11th, 2007
They are simply watching Warhawk and learning from it.
- 11:44am EDT - September 11th, 2007
GAP members already have Beta access, so we wont be 'first' for the influx, we are already there.
- 12:01pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
this would be smart since their products suck. it is better for less to know you suck than for more to know you suck.
- 12:25pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
Smart move on Sony's part so they can work out the bugs. I wonder when I'll get they invite as I have been part of the PSN with the PS3 since last December. Maybe one day. PS3, it's in the box!
- 1:04pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... i hope i'm one of the first to get in because i am very excited about this and i hope sony dony keep Europe waiting until last like they do for everything else
- 1:49pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
I loves me some early Home.
- 2:43pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
no, not all g.a.p are in the beta, i know because i'm not in the beta of home yet... but i hope that i will be invited so...
- 2:45pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
We GAP members have access but it's kinfs sad that we cant do anything with it. I report the occasional bug but seriously we havent seen an update in months so how do we knoe if they're even using those suggestions?
- 3:21pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
btw warhawk DID have problems they fixed it with the last patch
- 3:37pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
look....i.dont care wat they decide as long as its released in or at least around october this year THIS year. but....if havin home in one BIG peice could mean a delay then KEEP THOSE FLOOD GATES SHUT. we can not afford to have home delayed OR havin all the servers crash cause everyones in a frenzy to get on there first. gigas u pees3rlz....smartmouth............
- 5:50pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
better not turn you back on mee sony
- 5:51pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
Whatever take your time and bing it. Bring it hard. Home is going to be sweet
- 7:25pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
Sony's getting feedback either way. Open floodgates and get a lot of feedback and bugs found, OR slowly let people in, examining feedback, and getting drowned in hatemail for putting some people ahead of others. Sorry, Europe, you always seem to be at the butt end of game releases.
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