Sony announce Home delayed again

Although Home was never given a solid date many expected it would make an appearance over the next few months in some guise. However, it seems that will no longer be happening as Sony have revealed that the closed beta of the service has been lengthened until Summer 2008, effectively meaning the open beta will now commence no earlier than sometime in the autumn of this year.

We understand that we are asking PS3 and prospective PS3 users to wait a bit longer, but we have come to the conclusion that we need more time to refine the service to ensure a more focused gaming entertainment experience than what it is today,” said Kaz Hirai, who is biggest of the big wigs at Sony Computer Entertainment. “Our overarching objective is to provide users with new gaming experiences that are available only on PlayStation Home. Spending more time on the development and on the Closed Beta testing reaffirms our commitment to bringing a quality service, maintaining the PlayStation tradition.