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Sony Stays Quiet On Home, In-Game XMB

Rumors, rumors, rumors. They fly through the air with the greatest of ease, latching on to any eager ear and perhaps infecting innocent minds with possibilities that may or may not come to fruition. The latest surrounds a couple things: the In-Game XMB for the PS3, plus the supposedly imminent launch of PlayStation Home.

Sony has been staying silent on these rumors, especially the one where an insider says we can expect Home to launch very very soon. We've been wondering if any new details will pop up at this week's Game Developers Conference, but one Sony representative said we really shouldn't hold our breaths. Over at the official PlayStation blog, Jeff Rubinstein has said- "It’s a developer’s conference, not hardware or firmware, so no announcements on that front this week." Furthermore, in specific response to that "very very soon" rumor regarding PlayStation Home-

"If by “VERY soon” you mean this week - debunked. I see the same rumors, and they’re just that - rumors. Literally 95% of what I’ve read this week is just groundless speculation. But hey, that’s the game biz."

Well, okay. So it's not coming this week, but then again, we didn't really expect Home to launch in February. We notice he didn't say anything about March or April, which would also qualify as "very soon," so maybe we should hope for that. Either way, though, it seems Sony won't be unveiling anything new on either Home or In-Game XMB at the GDC.

2/19/2008 Ben Dutka

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badradio
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 12:42:33 AM
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dude....you should call this the wishfulthinkingofps3.com site! :)

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 2:08:29 AM
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I don't see why there is a holdup with the in game xmb. I'd have thought it would be a really simple thing to do to keep gamers happy.

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 2:16:02 AM
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Well, we'll see. I wouldnt be surprised if this time next month we actually had it, but then if we dont have it by then, I think we will be a lot more in the 'know' about when it will be coming out.

Badraido.. Would you be saing that PSXextreme should be called the wishfulthingofps3.com? I like to think that one of Psxe's strong points is the ability to discuss rumours and not get carried away with them, unlike other 'big' sites.
There is usually no smoke without fire, and we are big strong people here with heads on our shoulders that know that these are rumours and treat them as such.

News is news, if it be true or not, its well worth reporting imo!! As long as its dealt with in such a manner that its not told to us as fact when its not, and I cant think of a single moment where Psxe has done that.

Shame that 90% of industry news is rumour until right at the last second when it can go either way, lol.

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 2:18:17 AM
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Gabe.. it might be all down to testing and getting all 'old' games and developers to agree to the patch?

The only thing that was holding up the UK patch for Cod was the way it had to under go testing and more testing and then a few checks, lol...

I dont know but that all I can think of why its taking so long?

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DragonSphere
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 5:17:25 PM
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needless to say that when I came across that in their blog, my hopes were dashed...it really did seem like everything was pointing to some sort of Home launch date/announcement. and Sony is not having there own conference this year, right (unlike Microsoft)?

anyway, you guys check out those "In-Shirt XMB" t shirts they had at GDC? its pretty funny

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