Sony: "No Plans" For Home To Exit The Beta Phase
PlayStation Home debuted in December 2008 and since that time, it has grown and expanded at a rapid rate.
And because Sony fully intends to keep expanding and growing, it's no real surprise that they intend to stay within a beta phase. If you hadn't noticed, the virtual online social service has been a "beta" since the time of its launch about a year and a half ago, although we had heard rumors it would soon exit that phase. Well, "soon" meaning the end of this year. However, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has told VideoGamer that "the service is still evolving and as such we have no current plans to take Home out of Beta." Anything that needs to be continually tweaked and built upon probably should stay in that mode, even if some users have been asking for the next step, not apparently realizing that the Home experience probably wouldn't change much. Just because it's a beta and just because they're working on it all the time doesn't mean you have to suffer; in fact, if it comes out of beta, doesn't that mean the upgrades and expansion will slow down and you'll have to be happy with what's already there...?
Such ambitious programs just seem built for the constant flux offered by the beta phase and let's not forget, fans can always issue feedback and suggestions, too.
5/27/2010 10:26:41 AM Ben Dutka