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Red Bull Air Race Not Hitting Home Until Next Year

If you've been toying about with PlayStation Home recently, you've probably sampled a few of the new features, like Saucer Pop and the game-themed spaces like Sully's Bar from Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. But if you just love the mini-games, you need to look forward to Red Bull Island.

We heard about this over the past few weeks: it's going to be a special island within Home that features a very unique Red Bull Air Race. We've seen some early footage of this entertaining little event, but Sony has been reluctant to say when they may add it. Well, European Home Community Manager TedTheDog just revealed that it won't hit Home "before the New Year," and that their current focus is on stabilizing and enhancing the servers. They just updated to version 1.04 yesterday - which temporarily disabled voice chat to alleviate some of the pressure on those heavily assaulted servers - and Sony will continue to work to make Home a more glitch-free and seamless experience. Of course, everyone is also interested in all the STUFF that should eventually work its way into the Mall, and something like a very cool Air Race could be just what the doctor ordered. We assume it's going to control very much like Saucer Pop, although we expect it to be far more dynamic and addictive.

TedTheDog wasn't too specific about this announcement, so we can always hope that it'll become available in January at some point. He's obviously not comfortable with providing an "ETA," but there's nothing wrong with hoping.

12/19/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

CH1N00K
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 10:10:10 PM
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They should look into doing something with the Rocket Racing League if it ever gets going. Be a shame to lose that contract to M$ again.

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onimushafantasy
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 10:16:16 PM
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whats the saucer pop thing? i havent bin in home in like a week so was there a slight update or something?

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onimushafantasy
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 10:17:49 PM

ben can you do me a favor and delete this user name? i made this one a long time ago and its getting me mixed up with MetalHead08 and its erritateing me. i dont want this account.

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FLYING_APE
Friday, December 19, 2008 @ 10:17:33 PM
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whats HOME...oh

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screw_off
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 1:07:05 AM
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i just truly found out how desprate some of these d-bags really are on HOME. I was talking to this person who's avitar was a chick (ya never know) and these guys just crouded around and stated to do the a.s.l. thing and "she never said a s but then they all procided to ask "her" who "she" was going to date? these people need to get a life other then home. I asked them if they were all deprate and they told me not to pretend like i wasn't. lol. I don't know what women they've ever been around, but mine likes games too...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 2:59:31 AM

that is truly sad, what's this world coming to?

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xnonsuchx
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 4:09:33 AM

I work with a girl gamer who switches her "HOMEy" over to a guy when losers start harrassing her.

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screw_off
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 9:39:32 AM

Do you guys blame them for switching to guys? I actually made a female character and walked around for all of 3 minutes and had other guys calling me hottie... then i called them f*gs. lol. Serves them right. I think we need to get a HOME club started devoted to games not "online avitar based dating". Add me on the PSN if you sound interested.

PSN: JToTha2

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robinhood2010
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 5:51:04 PM

I had worse. Some idiot thought it was acceptable to use racist slurs when first, I clearly am not of that race, and two, racism should not be accepted in a virtual world which should have moderators. And then start with the " I had your mum last night" material. Seriously, why is there no reporting feature? Or is there, and I missed it in my haste to get this guy banned?

Last edited by robinhood2010 on 12/20/2008 5:51:54 PM

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faraga
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 2:52:38 AM
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will it somekind of game where you'll actually fly some plane or am i just hoping too much?

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xnonsuchx
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 4:11:01 AM

I'm guessing it will be a more casual stunt-flying distraction than an actual game. But then aren't many games just casual distractions?

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GamerKid123
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 7:42:56 AM
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Well, i think there must be a Europe and American Home or something because i can't find any game-related rooms.

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LightShow
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 10:18:47 AM

SCEA/E/J each has responsibility over their respective regions for a great deal of what goes on, including Home content.

Each of the servers are segregated, so you wont be meeting anybody from another region in a public space, but you can still meet up in your personal space.

in addition to that, different features will hit different regions at different times, although Sony is pretty good about at least trying their hardest with regionalization. If the Uncharted and Far Cry rooms aren't on the European servers yet, rest assured they're well on their way.

short question, long answer =D

Last edited by LightShow on 12/20/2008 10:19:07 AM

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robinhood2010
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 5:53:18 PM

i cant see why we dont have it yet though. We dont have the film service yet either, and seeing as I now have a 250gb HDD, i want those films!

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Zorigo
Saturday, December 20, 2008 @ 12:30:03 PM
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shud be good.

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Gabriel013
Monday, December 22, 2008 @ 12:53:52 AM
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I agree that home shouldn't be used as a dating service but I don't believe it's only intended to be about games.

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