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Sony: More PS1/PS2 Store Titles, No Open Home Beta Right Now?

Every now and then, a Sony representative goes into overdrive in terms of interviews and PR, and lately, that Sony rep has been Scott Steinberg, SCEA marketing vice-president. In his latest interview with GamePro, he talked more about the Blu-Ray victory and the big-name titles on tap for the PlayStation 3 this year. But he also had a few other things to add.

First up, he mentions the possibility of many more downloadable PS1 and PS2 titles for the PlayStation Store, plus a big effort to get more third-party titles up for download. However, we remain confused on the Home beta issue, because while Steinberg isn't exactly denying the existence of one, Sony doesn't have one right now. Apparently, this is because Sony has set the bar extremely high and they don't want anybody to see it until it fits their standards. This flies in the face of the announcement some time ago that said an open beta for PlayStation Home is coming "very soon," so we're not sure what to believe... We're hoping to get an actual confirmation within the next week or so, and if we do, you'll know about it very soon after we do.

But anyway, Sony continues to press the issue when it comes to the PS3, and there doesn't appear to be any stopping this freight train now. It's no surprise to anyone that the big-name titles are on the way, and once Home drops, that's just another reason to partake of Sony's next-gen console.

4/6/2008 Ben Dutka

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Thechin80
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 7:13:27 AM
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Going along with the PS1 and PS2 downloadable games, I think that's fantastic and all, but if your gonna do that, make some of the best games from those platforms downloadable.Like I know there's a lot of talk about how it would be awesome if they remade Final Fantasy VII for PS3, but even if they dont, it would be nice to make the PS1 version downloadable if it was possible.Of course those who arent final fantasy fans like me could really care less and thats fine.Good for you.

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Warukyure [Power User]
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 9:42:05 AM
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They could at least work on all their first party games that are tested, tried and true. Titles such as the rest of the crash series, spyro series, the other Gran Turismo games, and my favourites, RPGs like Wild Arms 2, Arc the Lad games, etc.

Please Sony, one system at a time, work on preserving the PS1 game library now. Don't spread yourself too thin...

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bamf
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 11:12:49 AM
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Downloadable PS2 games aswell will be awesome if your PS3 can play them but soon there will be more people with PS3's that don't have B/C on PS2 games than people with PS3's that do. SO how does Sony tackle that problem?

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karneli lll
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 12:16:07 PM
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Im beginning to think that home is a backfired experiment that sony are unable to fix. Dont get me wrong i want home as much as the next ps3 owner but i think Sony might not be able to live up to its Home hype.

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