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Rumor Busted: Open Home Beta Not Coming With Update 2.5

Last month, PlayStation Home Community Manager "TedtheDog" made some statements in the U.S Home Beta forums that got everyone talking. It started when someone asked about a particular bug found during testing, and he replied that firmware update 2.5 would fix the bug.

It's what he said after this that got the rumors started. He said that update 2.5 would arrive this month ("later October is my guess," he stated), and at about the same time, Home version 1.0 would also become available. The media put two and two together and came up with the theory that the long-awaited open Home beta would launch along with update 2.5 and version 1.0 (kinda makes sense), but now, Ted has clarified the situation. He went on the official European PlayStation Home forums and said- "Open beta will be later this year after 2.5 is released. Sorry about that, I should know better than to say anything that could be misconstrued like that on such an important subject." Eh, it's probably our fault, Ted. Whenever we hear anything that can be interpreted as good news in regards to Home, we get a little antsy. Sometimes, we just want to make something out of nothing...we journalists are guilty of that from time to time.

Anyway, Home is still scheduled to come to your PS3 later this fall, and probably just in time for the holiday rush. As soon as we can pin down an actual release date, we'll be sure to let you know.

10/1/2008 John Shepard

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NuCl3aR32
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 10:22:43 PM
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I thought I would be in home a year ago.

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LegioN
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 2:32:07 AM
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Me too..

Anyways with LBP being as amazing as it is, i couldn't give two flying red rings about Home.

It's becoming less and less appealing to me the later they leave it. If it doesn't come out before the rush of games then it'll be no more than just another application to me.

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 5:03:54 AM
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Hey I think it is pretty neat. Well worth it. Take all the time you need Sony we dont need any crazy update freakouts killin our beautiful machines.

Am I the only one who stays away from Betas like like the hottie with VD? I always have a gut feeling Im gonna get turned off by a stripped down version of any game. Thats why I try not to play demos. But then again...It does cost $60 to take a leap of faith on a game...hmmm...

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tramp
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 7:20:55 AM
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i thought the home we're getting is just a open beta.
i would be annoyed except theres a lot of good games coming out,and the its kinda unique and never done to this sceal.so i can wait.

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JPBooch
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 11:40:01 AM
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I know they say its coming later this year, but late is getting early. If the 2.5 update isn't coming out to the end of Oct, that leaves Sony 2 months to get Home out by the end of the year. It's got me skeptical since they don't even have a release date yet. They should at least put a date out.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 1:10:41 PM
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I don't even know what to say, part of me thinks they are just polishing Home up, and the other part of me thinks they are playing a timing game more concerned about when would be the best time to release it. If they want it to affect Xmas sales they better get it out soon though, because the people who arent out on the street with the economic downturn are already at that stage where they have to man up and decide weather to buy the cheapy Xbox with the skimpy lineup, or the Black Beast with the killerapps. If that's the case they are dangerously close to missing the boat with Home.

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tlpn99
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 1:54:52 PM
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They could be perfecting it, ironing out bugs and such like. What would you rather have a rushed not working very well home or a highly polished application that is simply brilliant ?
I know which one I would rather have.
They will release it once they feel it is right. It is just a matter of patience and besides with all the games coming out on the horizon we all will have loads of things to occupy our time until it is released.

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tanner1
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 3:49:45 PM
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Please Sony lets have the latest flash player in the upd8 theres way 2 much porn out there going beggin not 2 mention all these game trailers the ps3 cant read

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 5:14:15 PM
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Would be nice if an update made the browser work with Fancast so we could watch our fave tv shows with it.

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tankerkevo
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 2:54:36 PM
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I got an invite to Home on Friday and was able to login the first time yesterday. There are several reports that home is boring, and at first that is the case.

However after I entered all the areas, downloading all of the files for each area, and got around to e-meeting people, it was actually kinda fun.

I played a game of pool (and actually ran the table in my second game), hooked up with a couple of folks to play some bowling (which was glitchy) while enjoying pretty good chat convos during the game.

From a social stand point I can see the value of the product. There was no shooting, stabbing, or pillaging, but the nice people I met definetly made the experience.

On the technical side of things, it really requires a keyboard at this point. USB mics are hit or miss and bluetooth mics work to hear others, but I couldn't manage to get mine to relay what I was saying. Home simply does not work if you don't have a keyboard.

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