Home Sporadically Hitting Major Territories Throughout The Day
Well, unless you live in a cave, you've heard that the open beta for PlayStation Home launches today. However, many of you have the same exact question on your minds, "exactly when will I see it?"
We may not know "exactly" when you'll see Home, but some people already have it while others are still waiting. European users seem to be waiting the longest, but there's an update from PS3 Fanboy: The client has been patched to version 1.03 and UK users can expect Home to go live "early PM UK" time, and when it's ready to go, it will appear on the XMB "as soon as the final switch is pulled." Of course, you can't just sit there staring at the screen; you'll have to restart to gain access once everything is set to go. Now, we're aware it's past "early PM" in the UK, so we'll be interested to hear if any of our Euro readers have Home already. Home moderator TedTheDog wouldn't venture a guess as to "how long it will take for each region to verify its elements are working," but we'll start that process right now: which of you have Home, and when did you get it?
For our part, we were in the closed beta test so we've already tooled around in Home for a little while. We also know we want a PSX Extreme-themed Home space, although we're not entirely sure how we'll go about it just yet. That's something to think about for the future, and if our readers have ideas on that, feel free to let us know. We may even give certain people administrative rights to keep our pad appropriately decorated and up-to-date when we don't have the time to get in there. But these are all just thoughts for now. :)
12/11/2008 Ben Dutka