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Ps3 Home Beta On Its Way

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SCEE reports that the first phase of the beta test has already commenced, but a second phase, which will offer spots open to the public, is scheduled for this summer.

By Eugene Huang

Sometime after the unveiling of Home during March's GDC, GamePro posted a report indicating the arrival of a new website, which invited users to check back for news regarding the beta trial for the Home program on the PS3. Sony's Phil Harrison had stated previously that the first version would arrive sometime in April, and it seems that phase one of the Home beta is already underway.

A voicemail from a Sony representative informed us last week that a very small number of random members from the "PlayStation Underground" (Sony's club of PlayStation hardware owners) had already received exclusive invitations to partake in the beta trial for Home, which would be closed to the public. Furthermore, a recent press release from Sony indicates that the test has already begun, and would be occupied by an "initially small group of both internal staff and known beta testers".

However, the release also indicates that more positions will be open at some point during the summer, particularly those who will have registered at the Home beta trial site. As of now, the site has remained unchanged from when GamePro first reported it, but we'll notify you as soon as it begins accepting applications for participation.


 



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Re: Ps3 Home Beta On Its Way

May 2, 2007
Home should be interesting. It could be a complete flop or a great online service, I'm really interested to see how it is.
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May 2, 2007
its old news, but i dont care about this stuff til i get the confirmation email from sony and start the closed beta
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May 2, 2007
So it's bassically summarizing what we know, that EU beta has started, that US beta is open for devs and soon to be open for the invitees, and that more will be able to join later in the summer. Good deal.






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May 3, 2007
how you know is open for devs?
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Re: Ps3 Home Beta On Its Way

May 3, 2007
Yeah this is old news, but thanks for posting anyway
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May 3, 2007


pixelknot wrote:
how you know is open for devs?


Because developers need as long an opportunity as they can to get an idea of Home, and how to incorporate their games into it
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May 3, 2007
Well atleast the beta hasnt started for the invites in the US yet. I thought i was left out.
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May 3, 2007
for some reason i belive it will start tonight with the e-mails sometime but more likely tomorrow with the psn store update
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May 3, 2007
Since the beta is officially suppose to start on May 1st does that mean most of the 15,000 people have already gotten the beta?
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