Confirmed: PlayStation Home Invites Are Going Out!
Update: According to Play3-Live|[Register or Login to view links], two of the main PS Home functions promised since launch may be withdrawn for security reasons... namely, sharing content from your hard drive and music between friends.
We’ve been informed that PlayStation Home invites are going out. Yes, invites to the extended private BETA that was promised back in early August. An excerpt from the invitation message:
"Thank you for downloading the PLAYSTATION®Home Theme! You have been selected to help beta test the next phase of PlayStation®Home’s evolution.
As a Beta Tester, you will be expected to help shape the PLAYSTATION®Home experience by providing feedback and submitting to us any issues you may find. We appreciate your help in making the PLAYSTATION®Home experience the best it can be!"
If you weren’t fortunate enough to receive an email, the latest word is that invites are apparently being sent out on a weekly basis, so there’s still a glimmer of hope left. Good luck to all who are still eagerly waiting! More PlayStation 3 News...
I'm not sure if there is a deadline to the US one... the Japanese one had a deadline of August 11th to download the theme in order to be qualified for a potential invitation (but it also started before the US one).
I don't see any expiry notice on their announcement (below) though, so maybe there isn't one for the US one