Rumor: Home Beta E-Mail Invites Sent?
Officially, invites for the upcoming PlayStation Home beta have not yet gone out, but there are reports flying around the Internet that a few lucky users have seen the e-mail they've been waiting for.
The question is whether or not this is the one and only round of e-mails, or if more are coming to the U.S. As it stands now, it seems more than a few European PS3 owners have received e-mails confirming their attendance in the Home beta. The only beta going on right now is a closed one; in fact, Euro testers have been involved in that beta for months, but what American gamers are interested in is the public beta. The last report from Sony on the beta involved that PlayStation 3 Home theme you can download off the Store; once downloaded, you will officially be part of the beta drawing. However, Sony did say they will give preference to those who have "been active" on the Network, which obviously means you'll have to be playing around online quite often in order to get noticed.
We imagine nothing is going to get cleared up until we have official announcements, and in the meantime, because Home is global, it's tough to produce accurate reports. Most everything we see is rumor, so if anybody out there has seen e-mails, or knows anything regarding new Home information, feel free to let us know. Honestly, we don't know much more than you guys right now.
8/14/2008 Ben Dutka