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Why is Home still in beta?

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I went one home for the first time in a while the other day (bought a new PS3 because the PS4 has like 2 games) and noticed that it still said it was in beta.
Its been like that since 2013.
Is home still in beta or did the devs just not bother to change the title screen?
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It been open beta since 2008, and home is full of glitches, bugs and exploits, they need to fix them all before they get it out of the beta, but that is highly doubtful, enjoy home while it lasts

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Feb 28, 2014

So freezers aren't bored.   Smiley Tongue

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Feb 28, 2014
What's a freezer?
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Feb 28, 2014

All those in favor of switchiing from Beta to Echo or Gamma say Aye.

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Usually technology companies keep products in beta for a short period of timee as a transitional phase between "alpha" and the official release. Beta releases also tend to be more buggy than the final version and Home will always be buggy with constant updates and content.

Home's Beta label is just a way for Sony to signal users that they're still tweaking the service and adding new features. Jack Buser, said that Home will remain in beta "indefinitely."

"We quite like the name 'open beta,' so you can expect us to stay in open beta for some time," said Buser.

The beta label better conveys the "constant feature refinement" consumers expect from SEN application. Of course, the end of Home beta won't signify the end of feature updates, so the distinction means very little. In fact, it may just be a marketing ploy to give Home a cutting-edge feel or even a technical stage of development.

A lengthy beta phase is not exclusive to Home. As of September 2008, almost half of Google's products were in beta, including Google Docs and Google Finance. Google News was in beta from its launch in April 2002 until January 2006.

Has Sony ever came out and said anything of significance regarding Home being in beta or about it coming out of beta? They don't care because Home isn't living or dying based on the Beta name

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Feb 28, 2014

Jersquall wrote:

All those in favor of switchiing from Beta to Echo or Gamma say Aye.


I'm not looking forward to the day they label it Home Finale. Smiley Sad Till then, BETA ON!!!!

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Ghost_12985 wrote:
What's a freezer?

well i would tell you my definition but it would be censored and Id get a lovely message from the real moderation team and the community mall cop! 

 

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Honestly it wasn't suggestive at all it was quite blatantI
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The beta tag is what you would call, in this case, a "scapegoat"
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Ghost_12985 wrote:
What's a freezer?

A cold ice box that ya store frozen food in lol ;p

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