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.