Life with PlayStation will be Folding@Home
It seems that the reason for the delay (we assume) of Life with PlayStation, was to incorporate Folding@Home into the program. A very noble and understandable reason for a delay I must say.
Here is a quote from Noam Rimon, Senior Development Manager for SCEA R&D
We’re going to offer this as a free service that will be easily accessible directly from the XMB. Life with PlayStation will feed live content to your PS3 with updates on news and weather on a visually stunning and interactive global map. Imagine being able to wake up to your PS3 to see if you need to pack an umbrella for the day. Or just relax as you listen to your favorite tunes while reading up on top news from around the world.
We’re also very excited to share that Life with PlayStation will be combined with our Folding@home project. What does this mean? While you’re tuned into Life with PlayStation, you’ll also be helping Stanford researchers cure diseases like Alzheimer’s and various types of cancer while Folding@home is running in the background.
We know you’re eager to check it out for yourself, so we’re working hard to get it in your hands. Stay tuned.