Some journalists found it strange that PlayStation Home didn't find its way into Sony's press conference at the Games Convention last week, but don't read too much into its absence.

As has been verified many times in the past few months, SCEE president David Reeves has once again confirmed that Home – in open beta form – will be available later this year. The only reason Home wasn't at Leipzig is quite simply because Sony had nothing new to say on the matter, and that's it. There's no ambiguity in Reeves' comments, as reported by the Videogaming247 blog:

"Everything is absolutely on track. I can look you in the eyes and tell you everything is on track. The closed beta has been expanding, the open beta will come in autumn. It will be announced by the Home Group, either in London or Tokyo. I dont know when exactly, but they are in control of it. Weve got more third parties on board, and as far as I know its all on track."

At the same time, Home producer Martijn Van Der Meulen reinforced those claims by saying the innovative online service has a "100% chance" of showing up in 2008. So don't you worry, Home followers, just because it wasn't at Leipzig doesn't mean Home is delayed again. The open beta, which will be "fully robust," is coming soon.

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Fabi
Fabi
12 years ago

If it's a 100% then it isn't chance right? It's for certain.

How do you sign up for the beta? I read on the PSN that you can sign up already, but haven't looked into it.

JPBooch
JPBooch
12 years ago

To submit your application just download the Home theme and it is automatically sent. Who gets picked is still under heavy debate and as far as I know the open beta testers haven't been selected yet.

AntDC
AntDC
12 years ago

100% on track? You mean you guys haven't been on track lately?! Hmm I wouldn't of geussed… 😉
Can't wait hope it takes off.

tramp_17
tramp_17
12 years ago

hurry the *£$> up,sony.

LegioN
LegioN
12 years ago

That's good to hear.

Jizmack
Jizmack
12 years ago

yea im with tramp hurry the f*ck up

Naga
Naga
12 years ago

Autumn stupid b******* saying it's the end of War
hope it's out by october or November

shaydey77
shaydey77
12 years ago

i dont think ill ever leave HOME now..even when im in college ill be at HOME!!

JPBooch
JPBooch
12 years ago

I don't think Sony wants to miss out on the Holidays this time around.

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
12 years ago

I was invited and was given a promotional code to join the Home beta. Not many people in it right now but it is definitely better looking than the original Home "demo".

Minishmaru
Minishmaru
12 years ago

HOME and LBP easily 2 of the most anticipated on top of everything else on all consoles!! THOSE 2 ARE EXCLUSIVE! So we can be happy about those exclusives 🙂

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
12 years ago

I've given up looking forward to this,i feel that i've waited far to long. i'll just get the update one day & i'm sure i'll be pleased with it.

The_Vandelizer
The_Vandelizer
12 years ago

i have been reading in a few websites that it should be out by the end of this year… hopefully its true… cant wait….

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
12 years ago

agreed = i spent tons of time going through every bit of mail on my email waiting for the invite but never got one, lol guess it's over now = sigh

Draguss
Draguss
12 years ago

I'd love to get it, but considering my luck I'll probably get invited the day after I have a car accident.