Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) have announced that the expansion of PlayStation Home closed beta will begin at the end of the month, and are now accepting applications. Users can apply by downloading the Home XMB Theme from the PlayStation Store. In Europe, SCEE is also beginning their expanded closed beta, directly targeting consumers who have been most active on PlayStation Network and PlayStation Store. SCEE will be in email contact with their PSN audience very shortly.
SCEA will be using a variety of criteria including activity on the PlayStation Network to determine eligibility for the Beta community. Existing beta testers will automatically qualified to be part of the expanded beta. Japan has also started accepting applications in the same way as the US.