David Reeves, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's big cheese says that he can "look you in the eyes and tell you everything is on track."
Home, the social platform for PlayStation, has been delayed more times than a Terminal 5 flight out of Heathrow. The open beta begins this autumn.
Home was notably absent from Leipzig. "The reason is that was nothing new to say," stated Reeves. "Everything is absolutely on track. I can look you in the eyes and tell you everything is on track."
It was originally intended for an October release last year but then got pushed to spring '08, before being delayed once more to fall this year - let's hope this one sticks.
"The closed beta has been expanding, the open beta will come in autumn. It will be announced by the Home Group, either in London or Tokyo. I don’t know when exactly, but they are in control of it. We’ve got more third parties on board, and as far as I know it’s all on track." I'm not so sure about this 'as far as I know' bit.
"There’s nothing sinister at all. All I’ve heard about it is good news, and I’m very close to it as it’s being developed in the next building."
Martijn Van Der Meulen, producer of Home, believes that Home will launch in 2008 "100 percent" - we'll see...