278w ago - The Game Developers Conference was a bit of a letdown. Sony didn't use the GDC to make any announcements like the much anticipated in-game XMB addition or the official phasing out of the 80GB PS3 for a larger model.
Heck, there wasn't even a keynote. Sony gave PS3 News no PlayStation 3 news to talk about.
But that's all behind us now, so it's back to waiting for what's in store this year... most importantly Home.
SCEA's vice president of product marketing Scott Steinberg talked about the subject of Home in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz and confirmed once again that it's coming out this year.
We're still in the closed beta phase. And if you are a student of the game, you know closed beta will begat a more open beta, and we still haven't announced when that potentially would be, but the notion behind 2008 is that we come to the table with a kick-butt line-up software-wise and we show the full articulation of Home and the network... and maybe some special surprises within that context, he said.
And I think we end the year with incredible momentum with those two elements working in concert together and really adding an exclamation mark to the PS3 for the year.
Any marketing veep that uses the term 'begat' in a non-biblical form is okay in our book.
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