Home Stores Get Stocked Today
Hey! Talk about springing up out of the blue...of course, this may only refer to UK gamers right now, but let's hope this includes North America as well.
As you can see by this update over at the SCEE forums, the PlayStation Home servers will be offline until 7 a.m. today (UK time), while Sony makes a few new changes. Once it's back, beta testers will finally be able to purchase new items from the stores in the Mall, which have been closed up until this point. Of course, we're still not sure exactly how we'll go about buying this new stuff - a concrete mode of gathering funds hasn't been established yet - but we're hoping to nab a few new things for our temporary Home space today. We'd also like to know if anything we buy now will transfer over when Home becomes an open public beta later this month, but that's just another question that may not be answered immediately. For the time being, we remain impressed with what we've seen of Home so far, and we're fully convinced it will become a very special and revolutionary service over the next few years.
If this only applies to testers in the UK, then it's too bad for everyone else. But we'll find out soon enough, and we look forward to any new updates Sony provides.
12/3/2008 Ben Dutka