PS3 Child: "Daddy....when are we going 'Home'?"
Daddy: "There, there child...it doesn't matter when, but as long as I describe it to you like it's the best thing ever, it'll be ok."
In an interview with MCV, Sony Computer Entertainment prez Kaz Hirai that Sony is avoiding to rush the PS3's network service, HOME, out to users. "I want to avoid that," said Hirai. "If we have the right service, it doesn’t matter when we launch – so long as it’s in a reasonable timeframe.”
The SCE president added that even though Sony has delayed HOME twice, he has "done it for a very good reason" because he wants the service to fully serve Sony's customers. First announced during the Gamer Developers Conference in 2007, HOME is a community base service for Playstation 3 users, allowing them to create their own avatars ala Second Life. It was first announced to be released this Spring, but the the date is yet to be announced again.
MCV: Kaz Hirai Interview