Hirai hedges bets on autumn beta launch for Home

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


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.