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