In a recent interview with Sony's creative director, Ron Fejesto, he has confirmed that Playstation Home is to be released sometime next week. Sony were planning on releasing it during Easter but since it came early this year, Sony couldn't release it in time. So now that the holidays are nearly here, Sony will be releasing Home just as scheduled for an April release next week.

Suprisingly enough RevolutionTT (a private gamers site) was capable of getting an interview with Home's creative artist and ask him a few questions regarding Home.

RevTT: When will the highly anticipated Playstation Home be released?

Ron: Well I guess this could come to you as a surprise but fortunately enough it will be released next week! Sony were planning on releasing before or sometime after Good Friday, but since it came earlier than expected, Home wasn't ready to be released at the time. But next week you will be capable of communicating with friends, play pool and meeting new people thanks to Playstation Home.

RevTT: Thanks for the great news Ron. I assure you all the PS3 owners will be delighted to hear about this! Is there anything you might like to add?

Ron: Actually yes. The next firmware update will bring joy to PS3 owners faces, now I won't spoil the surprise you will just have to wait and see.

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  • 0
    StarJet Apr 1, 08
    Woah. I guess many PS3 owners must be happy and excited.
  • 2
    Jaseyboy12 Apr 1, 08
    this sounds fake to me.

    sony said themselves that the next ps3 firmware update is 2.30 which features the psn store revamp which is an update of about 0.10 which will be available in 2 weeks time.

    so if home was to be released in 1 week then that means its only something like 0.05 of an update which cant be true due to the fact that its a whole new application like folding@home which was like 0.30 of an update.

    well thats my Two cent's and that's what i think. >.>
    • 0
      lord of vice city Apr 1, 08
      i was more skeptic about it being april 1st

      isnt the PSstore a separate entity to the firmware? its nothing more then a website, it can be changed around without the need of an update can it not?
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        SUPREM_KITE Apr 1, 08
        It is now but from the sounds of it they are going to try and make it some sort of an application that runs to improve load times at least thats the impression i got from readin the playstation blog.
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    redneonfish Apr 1, 08
    If it's true. About time! Also, what's the
    quote interview
    Ron: Actually yes. The next firmware update will bring joy to PS3 owners faces, now I won't spoil the surprise you will just have to wait and see


    Is that linked to the PS Store update?

    quote Sr. Director of the Playstation Blog

    When the PLAYSTATION Store is set to re-open with the new interface, PS3 users will be prompted to download a firmware update which will enable entry to the new store.
  • 0
    The Power Apr 1, 08
    Well, I don't own a PS3 but I know someone who does and they said they cannot wait. So it looks like it is going to be good.
  • 0
    Tock Apr 1, 08
    You're all a bunch of APRIL FOOLS!!!
    • 0
      Xenctuary Apr 1, 08
      Indeed. What a shame.

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        Xenctuary Apr 1, 08
        It's also probably worth viewing this article in regards to the date of the next firmware release (and update of the PlayStation Store). It contradicts this article quite nicely.
  • 0
    Mnmfan Apr 1, 08
    Damn it. I hate April Fools now. Btw, that source site isn't working. You need to be logged in to view the source.
    Has this been confirmed as April Fools or are we just assuming?
  • -1
    MusiKon Apr 1, 08
    This is definitely April Fools. Or else, Sony would've announced it at a much bigger event, like GDC or E3.
  • -1
    ITANI Apr 1, 08
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      MusiKon Apr 1, 08
      No good. Its source is this article.
    • -1
      Xenctuary Apr 1, 08
      You do realise you just circular referenced this article?
  • 2
    jmac353 Apr 1, 08
    Oh my god it is hilarious to see you children struggling to deal with April fools hahahahaha.
    • -2
      Slumpy monkey Apr 1, 08
      Tell me about it... I posted a few rick and roll vids and almost all of them got reported with people hiding my comment.. LMAO. They obviously have no life if they cant even enjoy abit of humour on an internet forum.
      • 2
        Xenctuary Apr 1, 08
        Um, no.

        "rick and roll vids" aren't funny. Neither is this, really. What is mildly funny, however, and what jmac353 was alluding to, is how some people find April Fools a very stressful day as they struggle to comprehend that fantastic sounding news can actually be false every once in a while.

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          Storm Apr 1, 08
          Oh joy. Yeah, news that can only be false on one day of the year. Only looking between the lines once every 365 days, great.
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          jmac353 Apr 1, 08
          EXACTLY Xenc. Exactly .
  • 3
    iLLmatic Apr 1, 08
    Could someone with at least SOME kind of authority on here get rid of all the April Fool's jokes? How are we supposed to find the actual news with this flood of shit?
    • 0
      Xenctuary Apr 1, 08
      I'll have all of the offending articles tagged by this evening, for reference's sake.
  • 0
    Seeker X Apr 1, 08
    One April Fools "news" is enough, this is getting pretty damn annoying now.
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    Shadow of Death Apr 1, 08
    Everyone wants to do their own joke.

    Take every article on or within a day or so of April 1st with a grain of salt. If it sounds 'too good to be true', and it is April 1st (or nearly so), it almost certainly is.

    And yeah, that other article posted a while ago, contradicted this quite well Firmware 2.3 isn't out for two weeks.
  • 0
    Jeterocks Apr 1, 08
    So I guess this word has spread to even the Official Playstation Blog...and this was even looked at by a Sony Social Media Manager.

    • 0
      Jeterocks Apr 1, 08
      So I guess this word has spread to even the Official Playstation Blog...and this was even looked at by a Sony Social Media Manager.

      holy crap I wish the edit worked...I put the wrong picture in the last one...

  • 0
    ITANI Apr 2, 08
    Hahaha. It was spread all accross the Playstation Underground forums .

    http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3home&thread.id=158842&page=1
    • 0
      Avalith Apr 2, 08
      Nine pages? Way to go ITANI. You really fooled them.

      Okay, maybe about two or three of them.
  • 1
    tekmosis Apr 2, 08
    The thread was 5 pages when I saw it last night around 8pm PST. Someone made a post saying something along the lines of "whoever owns the site / wrote that, if they're reading this they're probably LOLing". I was lol'ing.
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    ITANI Apr 2, 08
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    Shadow of Death Apr 2, 08
    Lol, they took it so seriously (Countdown, and such), despite the fact the 'news' came out on APRIL FIRST. HOW MORE OBVIOUS DOES IT NEED TO BE?

    I pity the fools who actually believed it...It had to hurt a bit, to find out it was just a joke -_-

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