Home Ad Pops Up In PSN Registration
The last rumored release date for PlayStation Home is November 19, which Sony will neither confirm or deny. All anybody gets from them is either dead silence or the standard, "we don't comment on rumor or speculation."
However, they publicly stand by the statement that the open beta - which is now technically considered to be the official launch of the hotly anticipated community application - will still release "some time this fall." A new bit of evidence may prove Home is just around the corner, too: someone over at the official PlayStation forums noticed a prominent advertisement for Home when a user goes to sign up for a new Network account. It's right there next to the PlayStation Store and PlayStation Eye, and we have to assume this is a good sign. Outside sources hyping it up isn't the same as Sony releasing an ad to new PlayStation 3 owners (or old ones who never got around to making an account). We would ask Sony about this but we can already predict the reply; we have to wait until an official announcement/press release goes out. But as we get closer to that supposed November 19 launch, all signs are pointing towards a positive confirmation...
If you have the opportunity, ask those who have been involved with the closed Home beta how things are looking. They'll probably give you some cool inside info, as we've heard plenty of great feedback from testers. Soon, though, you will get your chance to try it out for yourself!
10/23/2008 Ben Dutka