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Home Originally A PS2 Initiative?

Well, it's always a good idea to eavesdrop when you're an attentive, info-seeking games journalist.

The Videogaming247 blog apparently heard a few guys talking about Sony's PlayStation Home initiative while on the train to Leipzig for the Games Convention this week. So far, we've had plenty of details on the innovative online service, but the history of the project remains quite hazy. Well, according to what was overheard, it seems that Home was originally a PS2 initiative; obviously, they never got the Network to where they needed it to be during the last generation. But after 5 years in development and £40 million spent on Home, it's probably time to unveil this bad boy. That 5 years and £40 million part came from the mystery conversation as well, but it's not out of the realm of possibility. Sony is always looking well down the road in each generation, so to hear Home has been bouncing around the minds of Sony executives for the past five years isn't really surprising.

Quite clearly, none of this is official, but it does give us a little more insight into PlayStation Home's origins. And now, it appears as if they're finally ready to deliver this most ambitious service to a new generation of gamers...get ready; the open beta is headed our way this fall. At least, it had better be.

8/19/2008 Ben Dutka

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cheng
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 10:43:58 AM
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wow wonder who really see this already from 5 years ago??

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shaydey77
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 10:51:11 AM
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yeah..this sounds feasible..sony taking their time..keeping it quiet and doing it right..and ultimately blowing everything out of the water..i just feel sorry for xbox360 owners..all they have left now is Halo!!:D:D!

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Naga
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 6:27:12 PM

And All they have upcoming now is an overhyped game called Too Human

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 11:16:19 AM
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Sounds plausible, but the source doesn't sound reliable here.
Even so, it wouldn't surprise me. Several concepts hit the PS2 that are now fully functional on the PS3, almost like the PS2 was a tester for them.

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LegioN
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 11:47:49 AM
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Isn't this super old news? I heard this a while ago O_o

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Killa_5150
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 12:12:39 PM
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This is old news. They said that in November 2007.

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Thinker
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 4:36:26 PM
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Actually, Ben, I remember reading about this a while back on other websites, so I'm not sure if this is really "breaking news" stuff :)

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