Rumor: PlayStation Home launching on April 1st 2008
Reports are indicating that the Sony CEO Howard Stringer has noted that Playstation Home will be aiming for a Spring 2008 release. The revelation comes as Stringer was upbeat about the PS3's future to connect to connect and network with other devices.
To quote: To this end he is also being reported as stating that the network overhaul will be open to third-party developers and will launch on April 1st 2008. Now, back at the Tokyo Game Show in September we reported the keynote speech of Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai, during which he stated that the company was aiming for a Spring 2008 launch for PlayStation Home.
April 1st is Spring 2008 as far as we're concerned. Stringer is, as we said, rather upbeat about the PS3's online future not only stating that it will enable the PS3 to connect with other devices such as mobile phones, but also that network "puts us in the direct line of Apple and Microsoft".