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Hirai hedges bets on autumn beta launch for Home

Tuesday, 22nd July 2008 09:13 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Speaking to GI at E3 last week, Sony boss Kaz Hirai was careful to include caveats in the company’s current plan to make the Home beta available this autumn.

“I’ve said this on many occasions, and right now we’re aiming for a Fall open beta programme, but no beta should be opened before its time,” he said.

“It’s important enough of an initiative for the platform and for SCE, that we don’t want to prematurely launch it and then be dinged for having a bad service.”

There’ll be blood if it misses, Kaz. There’s a full interview with the exec here.

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  1. Blerk

    Will there be blood, though? Does anyone even care any more? I’m not seeing much wailing and gnashing of teeth, tbh.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    I reckon “Sony confirms Home slip to 2009″ will be a headline that goes everywhere, personally.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Syrok

    Beta? I thought they would release the final product in autumn.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. kostahansen.de

    I rather prefer a beta in autumn than a release in 2009.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Quiiick

    After reading the “this is living” interview with Kaz Hirai at gamesindustry.biz one big question remains:
    Does Sony think that the PS3 will have a ten year life cycle? ;)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    They pretty much have to at this stage… but it will be on paper only (tiny amount of stock stays on sale, couple of shovelware first party games released each year).

    #6 6 years ago