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Moore "disappointed" by Home delay

"Let's go already," urges former Xbox man.

Old habits die hard in gaming it seems, as former Xbox boss Peter Moore couldn't resist taking a swipe at one old sparring partner this week, expressing dismay at the ongoing delay of Sony's Home service for PlayStation 3.

The EA Sports president's comments came less than 24 hours after PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai apologised again for the latest delay to Sony's ambitious online social networking project, with a release now set for this autumn.

Asked by Eurogamer whether, now no longer a direct rival, he was interested in working with Home, Moore said: "Yeah; I just wish it would ship. I [previously] questioned it a little bit, whether I'd want to wander around there. Phil Harrison showed me a demo - it's very cool, but let's go already. And so I'm disappointed that it's been pushed back a little bit again.

"But I really hope it gets going and becomes that portal to the PlayStation Network and we can utilise it. But boy, I just wish we'd get going."

Home will allow PS3 users to create their own virtual avatar and living space, encouraging interaction with Sony's online community. Explaining the delay at an event in London earlier this week, Hirai said: "We've been testing Home for some time and I simply feel that as great as Home currently is, it needs a little bit more time before it's ready for the wider public - something we firmly believe we can provide in the autumn".

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