PS3 Home Web site launches

Sony's new PlayStation 3 online community hits Web with beta registration site...minus the beta registration.

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Several PlayStation 3 owners (and possibly some new converts) can't wait to go Home--the upcoming online feature for the PlayStation 3 announced during the Phil Harrison keynote address at the Game Developers Conference on Wednesday. Home is currently in closed beta and will go into a wider beta next month, according to Harrison.

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Though gamers can't yet sign up to register for the beta, they at least took one teeny-tiny baby step closer to doing just that. The Home beta Web site has launched and will eventually be the destination where gamers will be able to register for the program.

The Web site does not give any timetable as to when sign-ups will begin, saying only, "Keep checking back on this site to register an interest in taking part in an exclusive closer Beta Trial of Home."

For more information on Home and the Sony keynote address, read GameSpot's coverage.

Discussion

407 comments
Ewangotkool
Ewangotkool

can't wait for home 2 come out but some guy on my psn account said that it will be out 19/11/08. Maybe

NeoXPG
NeoXPG

Yeah, I think 2008 will be the year for PS3. However with no news on Home for nearly a year, it is looking like Home is dead...

WJCJ
WJCJ

2008: YEAR OF THE PS3

InuHanyou1701
InuHanyou1701

Considering that they have yet to open it up for Betas yet, and this report was made a year ago, I am starting to thing that Saborzero is right. I don't think they are going to do it. They probably bit off more than they can chew. Nice job Sony. I'm a 360 fan, however, I am also a big fan of Playstation and I was really looking forward to this. The 360 had a great year in 2007 so now I feel like it's Playstation 3's turn. Come on Sony! You can do it!

saborzero
saborzero

Im tellin you, Home is dead. the talked up more than they can handle. I mean I was really looking forward to this but with how its been a no show or mention for over a year, i think its not coming out. Or it will and wont be as good as they said OR its gone be another 5 years, just when we are getting the new systems all over again. ill just take the MGS4 joy and walk now.... =(

Genodude
Genodude

This will make the Nintendo Miis look bad lol

sbjedi
sbjedi

Home is going to be exactly the thing needed to make ps3 much better than the Xbox 360

LittleYoshi
LittleYoshi

Still waiting for PlayStation HOME......

Hoski0999
Hoski0999

Oasis if your gonna put a point up about download time, you should prob match them up with the same time. People always have to find something very small to nag on the ps3 about, even editors will nag about the tiniest stuff that is bad bout ps3 games when the same kinda stuff happens to 360 games as well, but its the favored system so no one says ne thing. I love both systems, if i could have both i would, i would play single player games on xbox, and multiplayer on ps3 just becuase i like the free online. The online isnt as beefed up as xbox but it still enjoyable as hell haha. Sony is making their attempt to beef up their online community and already ppl are starting to nag and it hasnt even come out yet. And i'm srry it cant be exactly like live but you have to to something different "omg he said different what do we do?!". I honestly think people need to stop nit picking bout everything that is wrong with the ps3, i could say bunch of stuff like that for 360, but i like the system so i really dont care, same with the ps3. I for one am sick and tired of systems not getting their credit because some fan boy wants to ruin it for everyone, and i personally would like to see all that crap to end and get on with things that are good bout each system cuz in the end, gaming is the s*** and you could put an atari in front of me and i'd play it, am i right? be a gamer, love games. srry its soo long lol

Johntom2000
Johntom2000

This application will let every clan on any game communication and stay in touch. I can't wait for it....

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

Is it just me or is this the excat same page they had up LAST year?

dontkillmeee
dontkillmeee

with this and little big planet i wont be able to ever leave my house. i cant wait.

oasis112
oasis112

well all looks good n well but wi the download rates of the PS3 it will be a week just to get 1 o them chairs loaded. i own both PS3 an 360. an so for the PS3 is forever gettin updates taking 36 minutes to download 44mb update as for 360s 72minutes for 1.13gigs i like both consoles but for totally different things and i just think it is going to struggle wi this if it is the same setup as second life !?! not to start a war or nothin just makin a point about load time.

ps3cooly21
ps3cooly21

i cant for sims3 ps3 that game will be so cool like more real life yes i love it

uchiharamtah
uchiharamtah

man why aren't there people talking about killzone2 on PS3 !!!! that game looks so cool !! i have killzone 1 and it rocks!!! But still i cant wait for HOME!!!!!!!:D

Derek1177
Derek1177

Im soooo excited for somethin a little different

supralover1
supralover1

C'mon already. Sony shouldn't have said they were going to release home last year and kept us all waiting. Still love my PS3 though, can't wait to give this a go! Looks very interesting.

mantamus2
mantamus2

Playstation is all about waiting... They keep pushing the release date on home. I wonder if it is all a big prank to sell more ps3...

LashVashLex
LashVashLex

I like Playstation, I just can't wait for "Home" to come out, No good games are out right now and this sucks, I cant wait for Metal Gear Solid 4, Grand theft Auto 4, Silient Hill 5, and Resident Evil 5, oh and Socom Confrintation. It just seems like all im ever doing is waiting for good Games!

LashVashLex
LashVashLex

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LashVashLex

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-Muchacho-
-Muchacho-

Home is a great idea! Binds the PSN-gamers to a much closer group. I'm sure I'll like the achievement part to! Beat that 360!

haesuse
haesuse

there was a change in beta system. it appears instead of launch in q1 08, it will be a "open" beta. i am not sure what the limit will be but it will be more than 50k and it will gradually increase untill they are ready to do a live launch!

BigDaddy973
BigDaddy973

I want to try!!!! I can't wait for this to come out!

whantwhant
whantwhant

is it true there only going to let 50.000 people in the open beta trials

AJ-2K7
AJ-2K7

this looks cool, but the beta never came up in England. i checked like every other week n stil nothing. i just dont bother now n il wait 4 it to come out!

loljeroen
loljeroen

This game looks great, but its like the sims but gust online so noting new.... and the only people who should play this are the ones that have f!@*ed up thair life or have non

Thrawnkkar
Thrawnkkar

Im glad people like you arent going to be in Home. Learn the use of the caps lock, it'll help everyone. As someone else stated, Id like to see Live have 6 or 7 movies streaming live for me to watch at once if I felt the urge. And a chat room, and a way to talk to more then one person with the mic, and.. well you get the hint. This is superior in everyway to Live. It should be fun to watch. Oh, and I own a 360 and I dont own a PS3, so have fun trying to label me. :)

GR33DY83
GR33DY83

I COULD CARELESS FOR THIS FEATURE, CAUSE I HAVE BOTH PS3 AND 360, AND PS3 IS YEARS BEHIND XBOX WHEN IT COMES TO LIVE NETWORK, IF SONY WANTS THIS TO BE A BIG HIT THEY BETTER SET UP WHAREHOUSE FULL OF NETWORKS, CAUSE I WANNA PUT PS3'S ABILITIES TO TEST ONLINE. AS WELL I SEE MANY GAMES COMING OUT FOR BOTH PS3 AND 360 BUT IM LEANING SO MUCH TOWARDS THE 360 VERSIONS OF THE GAME SIMPLY CAUSE XBOX LIVE, I DON'T KNOW IF THATS HOW THE REST OF YOU FEEL ONLY GAMES I'D GET FOR PS3 WOULD PROB BE RESIDENT EVIL 5 ASSASSINS CREED SO FAR. HOPEFULLY HOME WOULD NOT LAG WHEN UR ACTUALLY ONLINE AND THEY LIVE TO ALL THIS HYPE

wii_sean_wii
wii_sean_wii

suck on home xbox360, ps3 is truly the nxt gen console with this home technology

austinite04
austinite04

There is a service out RIGHT NOW for pc users, called Kaneva. It is like HOME but not in 1080p HOME is the best service for the major benefits over XBOX's LIVE! service. Can XBOX play movies from a HDD or Disc whilst in LIVE! ? NO WAY!! The shear size of this second world game is unreal. Only 500 mb download. All the rest of the content to be on PSN Store or in game. To have an exclusive website for each user FREE is just mind Blowing!!! The very idea is just genious. Bill Gates is eating his turds right now for not coming up with this first., ;)) I can care less about 360 after seeing the videos showing HOME and other titles off., Playstation GIVE ME A BETA!!! I will be very good at being a tester. November isn't long off now.,, SO CLOSE YET SOO FAR!!!! GIVE ME HOME!!!!!!

benleslie5
benleslie5

How long do we have to wait. I wanna play it now.

Stinger7530
Stinger7530

hell yeah this is going to be so awesome i can't wait to it comes out it looks way better than vside aka the music lounge secondlife vmtv home will crush them like roachs they are when it finally release on the PS3

04JETTA
04JETTA

good ? adam2887 far as i know its simultaniously

adam2987
adam2987

I can't help but think this won't be in th Uk untill 2008. Anybody know whether it comes out simultaniously?

gtafighter0
gtafighter0

This game is looking absolutely fantastic. Cannot wait for the release!

Edcase
Edcase

This looks so cool. Cant wait for it to come out will be the best online thing of any of the consoles

andybling12
andybling12

So,this is going to be a great game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kiemoe
Kiemoe

Soo... its the end of April, and the trial isn't open yet, so what is going on? Is there something I didn' t get, please help.

NeomegaCloud
NeomegaCloud

they have started sending out beta sign-ups via e-mail so the beta should be starting fairly soon and they will probably update the website for public sign-ups soon as well

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

i think people that dis system should be baned permently im tired seeing all this dissing about every system btw i think this is a great idea great 4 clans 2 meet and it adds anther way 4 people 2 talk 2 there friends and family

samdonni
samdonni

well, the site hasnt updated at all yet.... Which doesnt look 2 promising

FlaminUmpalumpa
FlaminUmpalumpa

I'm going to be pissed if i dont get the beta until august.

pepto13
pepto13

Home looks awsome!! Now i can go to the movie theater without leaving my couch! :D

ufm
ufm

Ps3 home is the nex big thing. it's going to take the sims OUT-OF-BISSNESS

Captainintendo
Captainintendo

This looks interesting. Too bad ps3s are so expensive. I wish the had a version devoted to games so they could bring the price down.

Some_One_Plays
Some_One_Plays

For the people who are waiting for better games I think that is pointless because you're going to pay $699.99 [CND] to pay for games on top on that. I say if your only motive is waiting for a game I say get it now but if you're waiting for a price drop you'll be waiting for at least 3 - 4 years (makes more sense). I'll just have to say that this "Home" feature will only get better with more Sony PlayStation 3 buyers and already have enough buyers to start off. This is all soft ware so this can only get better. (from my knowledge it's a system update)