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By: CydoniaX Uncharted Territory 618 posts
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What to Expect for Open Beta Tomorrow!!! 12/11/08

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Hi everyone,

 

Yes, the big day is finally upon us...after 2+ years in the planning, Open Beta is happening tomorrow! If you already have access to Home, you won't have to re-download it, but you will be prompted to download an update for the new version when you click on Home tomorrow. Once the Open Beta is up and running the Home icon will be on your XMB under PlayStation®Network. If you cant see it please restart your PS3 which will update your XMB.

 

Home will only be down for at least two hours tonight, starting at 2am - 4am Pacific (5am - 7am Eastern). We can't predict an exact time, however, for when Home will go back online. Once it's up, we will be running version 1.03 and all those with the current version will be offered a patch. The patch simply supports the server changes being made to support Open Beta.

 

Some *important* things to be aware of:

 

-from Open beta onwards the age limit for Home within SCEA will change from 18+ to 13+, so it will be even more important to keep your language clean 

-there will be a brand-spankin' new, redesigned Central Plaza with a new game called "Saucer Pop"

-there will be a bunch of new songs to choose from in Listen@Home

-clubhouses created during version 1.0 will go away, but you can re-create them and they will stay post-Open Beta. Clubhouses will now be available for purchase for a one-time fee of $4.99, but they are yours for as long as you want them.

-Uncharted and Far Cry 2 spaces will be back

-there will be items in the Mall, but all NEW virtual items will be coming next week, so sit tight for that

-Home will be available to everyone who has a PlayStation®Store

 

As we said in the PlayStation.com Blog, Home Open Beta is the start of a long journey. Home will continue to evolve in exciting ways over the years to come. We want to thank you for your ongoing feedback in these forums and hope that you will continue to share your ideas for Home. Enjoy your new Home!

 

~CydoniaX and Locust_Star

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Dec 10, 2008
Great news!  Thanks for the update and for the work you do for us...


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Home is out tomarrow????
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Woooooooooo!
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Re: What to Expect for Open Beta Tomorrow!!! 12/11/08

Dec 10, 2008
thanks for the heads-up.
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¤ Awesome thanks for the update.  $4.99 for a clubhouse seems a bit steep.  As long as we can make as many clubs as we want with the one time fee it'll work out.
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Thanks Cydonia. Its been a fun ride. Im glad its finally upon us
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Dec 10, 2008

Just was wondering are you guys planning to do like a midnight lauch of HOME?  I think if you wait till tomorrow with the regular store update you might cause more of an overload then if you did it around midnight. 

 

Of nevermind guess not.  just saw the maintance times so i guess you couldn't do a midnight release.

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mixedkidbx wrote:
Just was wondering are you guys planning to do like a midnight lauch of HOME?  I think if you wait till tomorrow with the regular store update you might cause more of an overload then if you did it around midnight. 

 

Midnight in what timezone?

 

"This is bigger than the whole world, boy... get with the program"

 

-K



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Thanks for the heads up!  Uncharted Space FTW, but I want my Warhawk space back!!!!!!
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