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