The public beta test of Sony’s much delayed Home online service for PS3 has been – yes, you guessed it! – delayed again. Sony has now pushed back the launch of Home’s public beta test until “Fall 2008.”
Fall, as international-travelling, jet-set readers will know, is what Americans call Autumn. So if the beta test isn’t going to be out until Autumn 2008, it’s pretty unlikely that the finished, for-everyone 3D avatar system will arrive until 2009.
The humble and apologetic statement from Sony boss Kaz Hirai is after the ‘jump’:
“We understand that we are asking PS3 and prospective PS3 users to wait a bit longer, but we have come to the conclusion that we need more time to refine the service to ensure a more focused gaming entertainment experience than what it is today,” said Kazuo Hirai, the boss of Sony’s game division, of the latest reason to not bother getting a PS3.
Home’s currently being privately beta tested by an ELITE group of gamers. Who, to be fair, are loving it. Even though, as far as we can tell, it’s just going to be one big 3D chatroom that will inevitably be populated by idiots.