Sony push back release of Home for Playstation 3

"Sony have pushed back the release of Playstation 3's Home"

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Playstation Home ScreenShotSony delays Playstation Home open beta to Autumn 2008
In a press release, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc stated that they are planning to continue their testing of Playstation Home for the rest of the Summer.  This news of Playstation Home being pushed back again will come as a disappointment for those hoping that the open beta would be around in the next couple of months.
“We understand that we are asking PS3 and prospective PS3 users to wait a bit longer, but we have come to the conclusion that we need more time to refine the service to ensure a more focused gaming entertainment experience than what it is today,” said Kazuo Hirai, president and group CEO of SCEI.

However, Sony also mentioned that their closed beta program will be extended to allow a small number of new registrations, but didn't give much information as to how or when this would happen.  For those of us who wont be involved in the closed beta testing (most of us) then it looks like we are going to have to wait until Autumn before we even see the open beta.

“Our overarching objective is to provide users with new gaming experiences that are available only on Playstation Home. Spending more time on the development and on the Closed Beta testing reaffirms our commitment to bringing a quality service, maintaining the PlayStation tradition,” added Hirai.

This isn't the first time release of Playstation Home has been pushed back though.  Since the program was announced at the Game Developers Conference in March 2007 there have been a number of delays.  One of these delays came just a month before Home was originally scheduled for launch in October 2007.  This latest announcement has now pushed the release of Playstation Home a full year behind schedule.
Are you looking forward to Home, but getting sick of the wait?  Or would you prefer Sony to take their time and get it right?
Discuss in our forum.
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19-04-2008, 08:02:56

I would be extremely surprised if they didnt..

19-04-2008, 10:53:37

Thanks for your replies. Its a relief!!

Any preferences over the cosmos S or the Lian Li???

Good and bad points?

19-04-2008, 15:41:15

Well the cosmos is certainly a looker

20-04-2008, 12:31:08

Lian li are famous for build quality. If u like the external and the innards are a good layout and good fan fittings...u cant go wrong. Aim for as much aluminium over steel as possible for lightness.

Plastic is yuck so avoid it as much as poss (cough thermaltack)

20-04-2008, 16:37:13

Nick R
Out of curiosity where did you get the Thermalright 120 from? I looked recently and couldn't find it anywhere.

23-04-2008, 17:59:34

Sorry for not replying sooner Nick R got sent away on business... umm I got the 120 extreme from Amazon for £50 all in also got a Skythe S-FLEX 120mm fan for £18 strapped on the side of it.

I decided to go for the cosmos S and picked it up 2 days ago. What a sexy case!!!!

Have a look at my other thread on "project logs" at what I am building if interested. Feel free to comment as I am still not sure on some of the components.


07-05-2008, 17:31:39

nice choice of case, it's also easy for watercooling in the furture :)

02-09-2008, 15:55:51

Anyone thinking of getting the 120 don't!

It doesn't fit in my cosmos a case which is classed as 'big', or so I was informed. Now I have removed the 200mm side fan just to close the side panel.

08-09-2008, 05:05:45

do somebody can work it??

08-09-2008, 07:04:11

wow, i fitted an IFX-14 into my Cosmos S no prob, the 120 must be really tall!!

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