Just recently on the G.A.P. section of the US Playstation site there has been posted a survey for all G.A.P. members. The survey asks:
"Choose which XMB
(Cross Media Bar) feature
would be most important
to you in a possible PLAYSTATION®Network update:
A) In-game access to PSN messaging
B) Ability to play my own music from the XMB while in-game
C) Larger buddy list and buddy-list features such as categorizing"
Now this, combined with the recent PSP update which offers a feature that may only be used with PS3 FW 2.0 makes for a pretty strong sense that Sony is thinking about releasing the update very soon.
Now this also brings up another worrying issue for the fans hoping to get in-game XMB soon. In the survey it asks to choose only ONE of the following. Does this mean that the complete XMB menu will not be available in-game, and just a portion of it will? Let the speculation begin...
Note: Only G.A.P. members are allowed access to that section, so if you are a member, go check it out (and maybe vote too). If you are Not a member, then I am sorry :P
For everyone who is a little "too" curious, here is an image i uploaded showing the poll: