Despite the delays earlier this year, Sony has been more upfront with PlayStation Home lately, and more invites continue to arrive to users in North America for the closed beta. Currently, the release for Home (technically, the open beta, but still considered to be the official launch) is still scheduled for some time this fall.

Well, fall starts tomorrow so now we're all starting to wonder: when this fall? According to PS3Fanboy, a tipster took a snapshot of a topic in the beta message board, where they're talking about a bug in the closed beta that freezes the systems and gives testers Network issues. The topic received a response from a Home Manager, who said this will be fixed with firmware update 2.50, and he said this would become available "later October." Now, in that same vein, Home version 1.00 should also be released at about the same time (the closed beta is version 0.98 now), which may indicate the possibility that 1.00, along with update 2.50, could represent the open Home beta. Of course, all of this is just speculation, but when it comes to Home, it's always fun to theorize. With the closed beta continuing on at a relatively rapid pace and "Fall 2008" basically here already, could Home release next month?

We'll keep you in the loop, and see what we can find out from Sony. Chances are, they'll just give us the standard, "we don't comment on rumors" reply, but you never know. Maybe our contact will feel more talkative on the issue (for once).

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BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
12 years ago

Very nice if it would come next month, I always thought LittleBIGPlanet and Home would go "hand-in-hand" so maybe Home open beta will release the week of LBP launch. That is my theory.

Craigo
Craigo
12 years ago

On this forum i go on, a person says he has inside info. He told me last week what just just said Ben. He also says LBP will be apart of the launch.

ThePoetRazel
ThePoetRazel
12 years ago

To clarify, the network error is pretty rare now. My PSN itself has had more network errors than Home.
I'd guess that the open beta won't be until at least late October. But i can't say anymore as i'm already crackin the NDA a bit.

LegioN
LegioN
12 years ago

The open beta won't be out until LBP is out, that's a FACT. Sony are pretty insistant on those two titles sticking together and supporting one and other. Trust me 😉

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
12 years ago

I wouldnt hold my breath on that. Im not saying your wrong, but to say its a "fact" makes it seem like you already know the deal, and I'm not going to believe anything until I see an official word from Sony. Im not jumping the gun just yet.

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
12 years ago

I wouldnt hold my breath on that. Im not saying your wrong, but to say its a "fact" makes it seem like you already know the deal, and I'm not going to believe anything until I see an official word from Sony. Im not jumping the gun just yet.

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
12 years ago

I wouldnt hold my breath on that. Im not saying your wrong, but to say its a "fact" makes it seem like you already know the deal, and I'm not going to believe anything until I see an official word from Sony. Im not jumping the gun just yet.

shaydey77
shaydey77
12 years ago

Welcome to your LittleBigHome.

Jed
Jed
12 years ago

I just got invited to the beta. And I am excited.

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
12 years ago

You lucky SoB! I wish they'd invite me 🙁

dmcdaid
dmcdaid
12 years ago

how do you get invite?