Update: PSN's now down. Hold on to your hats.
Update 2: PSN's back up, but still no home. The Dog explains, posting at 5.55pm: "Apologies for the delay in an update, you may have noticed a PSN outage in the last hour. Things seem back on track now although the outage delayed us a little we are moving again. Hope to have another update soon."
Update 3: No Home! The Dog explains, posted at 8.15pm: "Very sorry about the delay here. The PSN outage really set us back a while but things are picking up again. And apologies for the delay in updates, I had to get home to continue with this. Looks like we're not far off now though."
SCEE chap TedTheDog's updating on the status of Home's imminent launch on the EU PS boards, as you can see here.
The latest, posted at 4.25pm GMT:
Testing complete and a couple of technical problems have been found. We need to iron these issues out first and I'm waiting to hear how long that might take (I'm not qualified to even guess, its very technical). Apologies, I know you all want to get in but we must get these things right. And please remember, this is a beta and today is our first step into the Open Beta environment and what we're doing today is part of the beta process itself.
SCEE said yesterday that the social app would be released this "evening," so keep watching. Can't be that long to go now.