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Submitted by MattyF 1583d ago | rumor

Rumor: New PS3 XMB Coming at E3

On the last episode of the CheapAssGamer podcast, CheapyD stated that he knows that Sony will show a PS3 XMB redesign at E3. (E3, PS3, Sony)

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VegaShinra  +   1583d ago
I luv the XMB now only thing that sucks is reading messages.
zootang  +   1583d ago
I'd be ill if they changed it

Edit: I love it the way it is. I hope at least we get the choice to keep it
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MasFlowKiller  +   1583d ago
"XMB has always been a cause for concern by some PlayStation owners" ?
In what world?

like my XMB better then the NXE because i use my ps3 for more then just games, getting to my music and movies is so much easier in the XMB

If they do change it, please don't clutter it with adds, i hate that on the NXE and i would hate in even more on the PS3 cause its my main console
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darthv72  +   1583d ago
only thing i would change...
would be the way the store feels detached from the rest of the xmb. I like that they created shortcuts in each section but you still cant go back to other sections of the xmb without being prompted to leave the store.

That is really the only thing I got.
BannedForNineYears  +   1583d ago
If they change it, it had better not perform any slower! I swear, performance>Polish.
I would rather have them speed it up than redesign it.
ChozenWoan  +   1583d ago
To darthv72
I actually like the store being separate and hate all of the hotlinks they added.

I go into the store once or twice a week to see what's new, I don't need the store invading my gaming/entertainment environment, and heaven forbid they start dumping ads all over the place. When I want to go shopping, I'll go to the store, much like in real life. I know all of the new stuff is loaded up on Tuesdays so I usually check late Tuesday or first thing Wed.

I do wish they didn't use the same color icon for Home, The store, and What's New under the PSN section.

Now if they want to redesign the PSStore interface, that would be a welcome event. As is, it's something of a mess. They need separate icon types for PsP, PS3, PSOne games like they do in Japan's store. And seperate icons for movie videos from TV show videos would be nice. Not to mention a music section.

If they redesign anything, it should be the store interface... and just clean up the XMB a little.
HolyOrangeCows  +   1583d ago
So long as everything is as quickly accessible and they don't clutter the heck out of it like MS did with the NXE.
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Hideo_Kojima  +   1583d ago
intergration...
Make all the PS3 menus feel the same...
XMB/Home/PS Store

I hope they don't change it completely like NXE.
Sony use the XMB in PSPs, Sony TV menus, Blueary Players (I think even in some MP3 players)
rob6021  +   1583d ago
Would love to see Home preload at least partially in the background, and maybe have a whats new in the XMB for home - so theoretically you could just pop right into your home apartment. Still takes too long to get into home.

And people might buy more home clothes if their home avatar was more visible to other people like MS avatars. Maybe it should be part of each profile on the friends list.
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DigitalRaptor  +   1582d ago
@ ChosenWoan
Yeah, I agree.

I don't want to feel like I'm shopping when browsing my PS3.

I choose when I want to go shopping, whether it's going out to the supermarket, or clicking the PS Store icon on the XMB.
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WhittO  +   1583d ago
I did love the XMB but now it feels really cluttered and disorganised.

They could easily solve that by having say 1 icon instead of 4, like 1 for all game saves (PS1/PS2/MiniS/PS3 etc).

I think Dynbamic Themes help make it look better, but I think Sony should do a better job at integrating their services, like the friends list/trophy card dont even feel like part of PSN, where as the PS Store is on its own, not connected to anything else in the XMB interface (except the other PS Store icons which are unnecessary to have in Video and Games too!)
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WhittO  +   1583d ago
@ disagrees, so your saying it isn't annoying that every time you change icons it annoyingly loads something up like from the PS Store or from the "Whats New", and it doesn't feel like there are lots of icons to 'flow through' to get to something now?

Guess I must have like an extra 5 icons to scroll through per column or something haha.
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ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1583d ago
'' disorganised. ''

Lol, XMB is the best Interface to Organize.
Marojado  +   1583d ago
I would agree with the Friends List needing changing. I love the XMB, but whilst the online community is growing, it sometimes feels a little difficult to be a part of it. Being able to see your friends' friends lists and compare games/trophies with them would be a small change that would open up the community that little bit more.
WhittO  +   1583d ago
@ALFAxD_CENTAURO
No, actually XMB is difficult to organise, for example do you know how long it takes to put 500 pictures into separate folders!!? You should be able to tick off which pictures to add to the folder, like when making a playlist, not have to go into edit each image and type the folder name EVERY TIME.

When adding videos, a large number of random folders are made, perhaps not the ps3s fault as it is trying to organise them, but how about instead of all them folders for each different video, they have '1' that is simply marked - imported video, or downloaded videos etc, until you move them.

Like I said, alot of these problems can be solved easily, sometimes it feels as though they have a team of like 3 people doing the entire FW updates and they just dont have the time to do all of the things we ask them.
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Hideo_Kojima  +   1583d ago
@whitto
Yeah the renaming each album for every singel song/video in my case is really annoying sometimes.

It seems as if they could fix that easily though its not a technically difficult problem.

I think if this rumour is true we may get something completely different not just small changes to how the XMB works.

They may (I hope they wont) scrap the whole XMB concept and do a NXE move on us.
rob6021  +   1583d ago
I always wonder if the dynamic themes eat power when I leave the console on. It seems like the fan kicks on more often than when i use a static theme, it's more of a problem cause I have an original 60gb.
captain-obvious  +   1583d ago
"New PS3 XMB Coming at E3"
oh god PLZ be true

its not like i hate the XMB
but i think its time to change
some kind of new blood
edgeofblade  +   1583d ago
I don't see how the XMB could get a "redesign", at least one of the order of the 360's NXE upgrade.

I actually like both the NXE and the XMB equally. I find the XMB to be very utilitarian and to the point, but 360 has more dashboard features, objectively speaking. They both do what they are meant to do very well.
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woolley  +   1583d ago
If they do make changes I hope they're small cause I like the easy navigation that the XMB has now.
Shang-Long  +   1583d ago
If there's a premium service, I can see this happing
Heartnet  +   1583d ago
hmm
If they get rid of Syncing then im all for a redesign :D
vhero  +   1583d ago
Maybe If they allowed custom themes like on modded PSP's THAT would be cool! However if its a new redesign completely people would get p*ss*d off because off all the themes they purchased like myself.
nnotdead  +   1583d ago
you can get custom themes. just type in ps3 themes in your search engine, and you will find a bunch of websites with custom themes. you can download them straight from the PS3s web browser.
Super-Brad  +   1583d ago
I like the way the XMB is, but I agree that reading messages sucks, especially in-game, like the 360 I believe Sony should slim the ingame XMB down to the only needed catergories and with the options that do work ingame.
randomwiz  +   1583d ago
The only thing I don't like is the friends tab, otherwise the xmb gets the job done.
Tomdc  +   1583d ago
yeah! messages suck at the moment. I still hate how they changed it so you can't go to message lists by just clicking the user's pic :(
FACTUAL evidence  +   1583d ago
omfg
another rumor! Don't get my hopes up!
sikbeta  +   1583d ago
XMB = Awesome the way it is...
jerethdagryphon  +   1583d ago
agreed
the darn thing won an emmy award what more do you want
vhero  +   1582d ago
@nnotdead
I meant like the custom themes you get here
http://www.consolespot.net/...

I have a few on my PSP they completely mod the XMB layout not just the icons..
This would be nice on PS3 or something like it and a perfect example of what I am talking about
http://i102.photobucket.com...
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THC CELL  +   1582d ago
i bet they are integrating move features
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avengers1978  +   1582d ago
As long as there just tweaking what they already have. XMB is good for me.
farrelljade  +   1583d ago
would be appreciated if true.
xYLeinen  +   1583d ago
I really hope this is true. Looks like E3 this year will be quite amazing for my sake. Not only are they most likely introducing PSN premium, but a bunch of my favorite titles will be shown as well.

I really think Sony will start pulling through, and I couldn't be more excited. Perhaps this will lead to a huge disappointment for my sake, but I really don't think that will be the case.

Thumbs up for Sony. I think we got a bright future ahead fellow PS3 fans :)
ThatCanadianGuy  +   1583d ago
I love it the way it is but i wouldn't mind the option to change it up a bit.
playstation_clan  +   1583d ago
change is good
epically for 360, that console needs a complete makeover.

watch the disagrees
prodg52  +   1582d ago
the best change
they could make is a hide button where you can hide the icons you don't use. (like the store icon under every heading).
peeps  +   1583d ago
"XMB has always been a cause for concern by some PlayStation owners"

really? always thought it worked really well lol

but tbh would be nice to see a revamped version
wicko  +   1583d ago
I don't mind minor improvements but I don't want to see drastic changes like the 360 experienced. The difference being that the old 360 UI needed those changes, XMB doesn't.
Dark_Vendetta  +   1583d ago
Actually I think Sony should do it the same way MS did it. I'm using my Ps3 very often since the Slim launch, but I still can't get used to it. They should make it way more User friendly. Everything should be put into like 4 or 5 categories and when you click on one of them you get the other options. Otherwise it all looks overloaded (just my opinion).
But hey I play the console not the XMB so it's not too important for me
tda-danny  +   1583d ago
@ Dark_Vendetta
More user friendly?

You want to play a movie? go to the video tab. Music? music tab. Game? games tab.

I honestly don't know how it could be any more user friendly...
BaSeBaLlKiD721  +   1583d ago
The XMB is definitely more user friendly than the NXE.

I spent several minutes looking for the option to add Microsoft points. There were also other times where it took me a while to look for something on the NXE.
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Hotel_Moscow  +   1583d ago
base ball so you ran into the same thing as well the nxe i couldnt find anything i wanted music i had to go to the music section and then go all the way to the right in order to see a list of music same with videos and pictures

while the 360 might have more stuff and look vivid and full of life almost everything that takes up space are things you have to pay for goto music you have a bunch of music to pay for before you get to youre music same with videos and games

the only way to make the xmb better is to allow more cutomization to the theme or give me a choice ot use the theme that guy made on the playstation forums

http://boardsus.playstation...
facelike  +   1583d ago
@peeps
It's never been a problem. For the casual audience, the controller is the problem, and they sell a PS3 remote for those people.

Either way, I welcome any changes, but they do not have to. The XMB works fine.
red2tango  +   1583d ago
I'm taking these rumors with a grain of salt. We've had rumors of a PSP2 with 2 analogues, a PSP2 with 2 cameras, I'm not buying any of these rumors until there's something to back up the claims.
Squall5005  +   1583d ago
I have to agree. This is the internet remember. I'm not believing any of these rumours until I see some facts to back up these claims. I just think people get a bit too excited around E3 time and start to believe everything they read or hear.

I don't think they would change the XMB too drastically, the lastest Sony TV's also have a XMB that loosk identical to the PS3's
Games4M - Rob  +   1583d ago
"The XMB has always been a cause for concern by some PlayStation owners"

How can something always be a concern for some owners ? it dosnt make any sense.

Try "for some PS3 owners the XMB has been a cause of concern",

alternatively stop trying to put outrageous headlines on bullshit stories.
VegaShinra  +   1583d ago
How is the title outrageous? Sound like a pissed off little baby saying that.
Games4M - Rob  +   1583d ago
Its outrageous in the sense that its trying to imply that there is some kind of (badly worded) global concern about the XMB which simply is not the case.

If badly worded, rumour based, pseudo journalism make a pissed off baby then i'll happily wear that badge.

Still i dont want to be outdone on the petty insults so lets see...

You are a massive bell-end.
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KwietStorm  +   1583d ago
It says there has always been concern for some users. What's the problem?
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Jac5al  +   1583d ago
There is nothing wrong with xmb, but I would like to see a redesign of the ingame xmb. Similar to the 360.
ToastyMcNibbles  +   1583d ago
oh brother i gotta start getting used to these.. as we get closer to e3 we're gonna see a lot of these "rumors".. in a way its nice because it builds the e3 hype but take everything you read with a grain of salt and just wait it out... this years e3 is going to be amazing
xYLeinen  +   1583d ago
I don't people mean they want a major redesign for the XMB, but get the more obvious functions like instantly get to read a message when received etc.

This mostly comes down to better usability design etc. Minor changes with a big impact.
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onenut  +   1583d ago
do it!
it certainly needs to be updated, i really hope they do it.
Old Boss  +   1583d ago
XMB is just fine but it needs ....
1- a speed improvement and optimization in game and while going down a loooong music library

2- better music sorting because it takes a year to sort a big collection

3- shortcuts like R3 for GAMES and L3 for MUSIC and so on

4- this is about the OS in general implement {univirsal coustm music playback in games }

5- someone said here a long time ago that they should give you the option to 'turn off icons that we dont need' like turning off chat setting under SETITNG
to improve speed well sound like a good idea

and thats about it on my side oh and i have an idea they should make a mini menue like if you press say R3 a small circel appears on the bottm left and has shortcuts like up for GAMES down for VIDEO and like that
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Dipso  +   1583d ago
Great points, the music browsing and sorting has been my only complaint since I bought a PS3..pretty happy with everything else.
roguewarrior  +   1583d ago
Good Points
even if when im scrolling down the video column at full speed if what letter im up to would show up at the side. that would be cool
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Punch-o  +   1583d ago
Looking foward to it.
Always down for better presentation.Be nice to have a interface option though for those that don't like the change.
Godmars290  +   1583d ago
What would be cool,
is if a new XMB used this tech:

http://n4g.com/news/523262/...

Give it "depth."
Qui-Gon Jim  +   1583d ago
That could be awesome
I like the XMB as it is, but that could be pretty cool. Especially if it used Move to navigate. For example, use two Move controllers as a multi-touch interface, or just use one to reach into the screen, grab options by squeezing the T trigger, and pull them toward you to zoom in on them.
RedPawn  +   1583d ago
It needs a personalized gamer card & some small options.
BeaArthur  +   1583d ago
I would like an update to the friends list. There should be an easier way to check messages and communicate with people.
LoLZoRz  +   1583d ago
i dont have any problem with XmB only sometimes messages are slow
trounbyfire  +   1583d ago
deal breaker for me
I mean its really simple for me to listen to music, look a pics and watch videos so what needs changing. it pretty much is divided in the best way possible.
and for people that keep saying "i wish this was like the 360 on my PS3" well get a fucking 360 then. you want PS3 graphics with xbl and it is not happening any time soon.
C0MPUT3R  +   1583d ago
XMB is an award winning UI
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For its simple and intuitive design.
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The Examiner is making it sound like a pile of crap.
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Mc Fadge  +   1583d ago
Trimming
Perhaps removing some of the unavailable options would be nice, though I understand the advantage of being able to "queue" opening a video file while automatically exiting a game or whatever.
I HARLEM I  +   1583d ago
NOOOOOO
i like it the way it is with my picture being the focal point...... 360 made themes obsolete with the update..... right now im sporting a iphone theme on my ps3 my boys bug out when they see it not to mention my daughter thinks it a big phone and try's to touch screen it...... quite cute in person LOL OOO HOW I LOVE MY DAUGHTER SOO but hate haveing too clean the tv of finger prints...
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Gamester101  +   1583d ago
NO!! :'(
Jdoki  +   1583d ago
As long as this is a refinement rather than a full revamp I'll be happy.

A better way to deal with the list of Friends, and messages would be great.
More folder and sorting options would be nice.
A MUCH better media/audio player and sorting facility would be great.
A nicer way to selectively back-up media to an external drive would be OK
Some sort of cloud integration for backing up save games would be fantastic (having just lost my copy protected saves to YLOD I'd love to have saves tied to my account rather than my PS3 and available online for download)

I've always thought the XMB was efficient and effective, so I don't want a huge load of bloat and massive changes. Sensible refinements would be awesome though.
nikrel  +   1583d ago
I hope not.
I enjoy how simple and clean the XMB is.
woolley  +   1583d ago
Who?
Is this guy well known and reliable. I've never heard of CheapyD so I don't know how reliable what he says is true.
C_Dub  +   1583d ago
All I know
Is that if true, it's about time. I'm sure whatever Sony decided to do will make things only better in the end. I remember how junk the old PS Store was on launch and now look at it, it has surpassed the 360 marketplace since MS switched to NXE (in terms of looks and functionality). If we could get a PS Store like interface, I think it might be crazy enough to work.
devilhunterx  +   1583d ago
innovation and improvements are always welcome
vTuro24  +   1583d ago
Cool. Not that I don't linke the current XMB but if they can make it better then I wouldn't mind a little change.
saint_john_paul_ii  +   1583d ago
it makes lots of sense if it were true. one of the main reasons why this could be true, is so that it could work with the PS Move properly.
Colonel-Killzone  +   1583d ago
If they change anything should be a option for me to change it back to the original just in case I do not like it. I do not mind a change I'm all for it.
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