Home open beta to go live “weeks” after next Qore issue

Thursday, 6th November 2008 10:08 GMT By Patrick Garratt


We are quite literally almost there. According to this post from a SCEE mod on the EU PS boards, the Home open beta will go live “within weeks” of the release of Qore’s next issue.

“We’ll be sending our invites once v1.0 is live,” said the now infamous Home community manager, TedTheDog.

“Understand that SCEA’s motivation to reward annual subscribers to QORE is a little different to our motivation to do a load test before Open Beta.

“Please don’t worry though: we here at SCEE really do have a lot of invites to send and Open Beta will be along within weeks of that as well.”

We’re not entirely sure when the next issue of Qore’s out, if we’re being honest, but we’d say the chances of you having a virtual chair on your PlayStation 3 in November are high.



  1. Blerk

    I wonder what they’ll do if they finally launch and after a week it’s a virtual ghost town?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Syrok

    Never mention it again. :)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    I still don’t know what it actually does. I don’t think anyone’s really ever explained it properly.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I’m not sure even Sony know what it actually does.

    It’s sort of a… hanging around and talking to people and looking at virtual stuff… thing.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. patlike

    I have to call it an “online thing” or a “social networking thing” in stories. I’m honestly not sure what else to call it.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    So does anyone know when the next Qore issue is out? Surely they’re on some sort of schedule?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Shatner

    It’s a marketing tool for commercial third parties and Sony first-party interests. That’s what it is.

    Whoops. Sorry. Did the “business” thing again.

    No, you’re right. Nothing exists in any context whatsoever that isn’t exclusively about what some Joe Bloggs gamer can benefit from. There is no world that exists beyond the living room so there’s obviously no need to factor that into any considerations.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    What are you talking about, Shat? :-D

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Syrok

    @Psycho: It’s out tomorrow. Edit: Err, I mean today.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Makes my “pre-xmas” Home beta prediction a distinct possibility then. :)

    #10 6 years ago
  11. JPickford

    It’s a shopping mall simulator.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Esha

    “It’s sort of a… hanging around and talking to people and looking at virtual stuff… thing.”

    I really like this description, and that’s how I’d describe it, too.

    It basically seems like the same kind of thing that Uru was, and Second Life too for that matter. Second Life less so though because it wasn’t nearly as immersive, due to player content not really matching up and that.

    You walk around, you look at stuff, you talk to people, and you poke things. Then you combine this with other people. Then you combine this with other people whilst being drunk. Then you get someone hitting on a Big Daddy.

    I think it’s going to be entirely worthwhile, at least for the occasional bit of romp-around entertainment value.

    Edit: …and now I really want Home to have split-screen capabilities.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Withnail

    It’s also an avatar based interface and a cross-game party system, two of the main features of the 360 update.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Spiral

    A shopping mall simulator could be great if they add zombies. Yeah, and you can hit people who are infected, but once you’re infected you can only bite. And the only way to cure yourself is to buy Zombie CureAll! Pure profit.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Now if they could turn Home into a game I’d be interested. :D

    #15 6 years ago

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