Sony's Paul Purdy confirms the addition of in-game access to the XMB.
well at least they actually commented on it.. thats a good sign
They've actually commented on it before. Saying they hear the clamor, and are working on it. It wasn't total silence on the matter.
Just got a 160gb HDD in anticipation of this. Can't wait to cruise around liberty city listening to all the music on my PS3. But we all know XmB was coming. I figure it'll be out when Home drops.
When Sony says "confirmed", it means "the deadline will slip by 6 months, and it will fall short of expectations".
They made it offical that its coming out this year..I hope during spring when HOME releases..
Nov Japan 2008.
Feb North America 2009
Europe, July 2009.
Here's a nasty scenario:
You download the latest firmware update, start playing a game, then open up your in-game XMB to test things out. Suddenly you realise that while opening the chatwindow, your game shuts off. What!? What is this half assed "in-game" XMB?!
There is no Windows behind it in the first place ;)
This is only possible with the power of the Waitstation3!! Or is it Wastestation 3..
I want it, everyone else wants it....Now give it
in game xmb old but just to show you they been working on it for a while go to 2:22
that video has been taken way out of context for the longest time. If you notice whenever they bring up that in-game XMB there is only 3 options. Turn off console, quit game and turn off controller. Those are the same three options you get when holding down the middle PS button of the controller all they did was change the way those options are presented. In game XMB was never implemented, even in the early stages of the PS3's life.
He did say something about bringing up a friend list. Listen to the video closely. I'm only going to assume this feature wasn't that easy to implement at launch. Maybe ran out of ram...who knows. Just be happy when we finally get it.
you know that almost ticks me off when i see that they had something close to in game xmb and didn't even put it in on the launch of the system. oh but they did give you the xmb when watching in system videos and pictures? thats another thing it would be nice to be able to message your friends while watching a movie. not necessary but nice. boy this better be nice since this idea has been held back from us.
opps i didn't realize what was said above me but i still stand close to what i said.
Hopefully this feature update will come about the same time or before PSN Home hits.
it will be part of home.
I just hope "sometime in 08" falls before or within Q2 and not December or something.
...is what I'm most worried about.
Im most worried about Home...I don't want it delayed again. We should be in open beta by now.
I just hope 08 means 2008
It's probably good for Sony that Home isn't in open beta right now. From what I've heard from testers and seen, it's still gimped featurewise from the trailers. Let the masses in and you have a million asshats who don't know what "beta" means running around slagging it for not being finished.
As far as if it'll be before or after Home, I'll go with the former on your assumption of the firmware update. So HOPEFULLY we'll get it around Q2 or E3 time, firmware 2.5.
scare me like that....
Sony will own 2008.
The Wii will.
no the wii wont
Good. Maybe then you'd actually have something to play on your PS3, instead of writing moronic comments on the internet.
So will this come with one of the blu-ray features?
In a perfect world, they'd release this update alongside the release of Home... though I'm sick of holding my breath on that one, lol.
is coming this year haha. blu-ray wins, a killer lineup that 360 can't compete with, Home, in-game xmb, etc etc. they weren't kidding.
Dont forget rumble, thats why i love Sony they never fail to impress me.
killer line up, in game XMB, Home
all SHOULD have happened in 2007
I agree ToughName
I disagree, other than Home the 'killer line up' was always considered a line up including MGS4, Killzone 2 and FF (Always down as 08 releases). '07 for Home was pushing it a bit, and in-game XMB was never official until now. I'd only had my PS3 for a few months when Home was supposed to come out last year. With the delayed European release as a result there was less of an opportunity for a worldwide Beta, less testing = Bad Home so delayed for greater testing and improvements. A good thing, imo!
08 for the PS3 is the year of the best line-up, Home and the in-game XMB. Well, what a lot to look forward to. Plus, the games start next week with Haze, then Burnout Paradise, then GT5, GTA4, MGS4, KZ2, etc.
360: Alan Wake (Questionable release date), Burnout Paradise, GTA4, *blank*.
These are lists based on the games I consider the ones I'd enjoy, obviously different people will be looking forward to different games. Some people may hate Burnout, others may hate MGS4, so just a small selection there.
That's not good enough, Sony, not good enough.
Wow, how insightful...
I really thought they read every comment typed here...
Thanks for clearing that up...
dude they don't even have to give it to us if they don't want to and u say thats not good enoth selfice little twat god be happy with what u have
Ofcourse they have to give it. They showcased it before the launch of the console (in-game XMB). Find the YouTube video.
"8 - "Sometime?"
That's not good enough, Sony, not good enough. "
I think it will come when HOME come
I am with you in this. it will be intergrated with HOME
Sony has always said they wanted Home to be an extension of the XMB...with features of the service available outside of the Home space...one could only assume that would mean ability to do cross game invites, messaging, music, etc while in game also with Home...all that crap I just typed means I agree with both of you...and Sony has somewhat hinted at that as well...
in either case...at least they finally locked down a time frame of within a year...but again I will be really suprised if we see Home before fall 2008...it seems like every big title and service that SCE has in the pipes for this year are getting pushed to the end of it...hope we get it sooner though...
i don't want it. i just want the ability to send/receive messages, view my friends and that sort of thing. we don't need FULL XMB access right now, just some features.
... is that several games offer that functionality individually (*cough* Resistance), so I'm really wondering what the hold-up is for other games to join the parade. Who knows, maybe Insomniac is a house full of geniuses who know how to hack the XMB...
agree, i only need to see my friends, messaging and private chat (which i use pretty much on XBL)
Messaging, friends, and music pretty much sums that up we don't need to access the web and the settings et cetera like you said. If I get one more damn Tekken invite during Warhawk. ..
Why wouldn't you guys want MORE features, even if you don't use them often. It makes the PS3 a better machine, just not inline with your narrow definitions.
in-game XMB is a necessity. it shouldve been there from the beginning.
ive never had a problem with frequent updates, i actually enjoy the fact that sony works so hard to make the ps3 a better systems constantly. i cant wait for in game xmb and the blu ray update. this is the year sony shows the gaming world they know what the are doing, FOR THE THIRD SYSTEM IN A ROW.
WOOOOOOOOOO COME ON SONY DONT BULL S^*& ME
ok so home(i live in the modern age of technology) technically but its no where close to being compared to xbox live correct(inferior and out of date)? (home is free too)
in game xmb yay!
i would think sonys PS3 wins 2008 and beyond =) cuz everythings free and its just more rewarding then having to pay for a yearly fee and work for achievements yet people still dont realize either way someone buys something through points are still paying for it through their yearly payment rofl noobs god.
when you work on the points on the ps3 and purchase something it will be considered FREE not pre paid...
MAYBE just MAYBE, there not letting people know that it would come out with home because there testing it now and there are NO GURANTEES FOR IT AT THAT TIME.
but if not home, then DEFINETELY THE NEXT BIG UPDATE AFTER IT.
High Velocity Bowling - XMB music.
Resistance XMB features
TimeSshift XMB Features.
Its obvious it can be done, its done often.. so maybe we should start bothering devs?
BUT Sony should have enforced it.
Other titles that use it, HOME(beta) ;), Lair, Kane & Lynch.
you should blame sony because this is something that should have been included in the SYSTEM. this is something that should not be in the hands of the developer, they already have a hard time getting the games done on time now you want them to add more things to have to do!! ingame, cross game chat an customs soundtracks had been around since 2002-2003 with the first xbox, an your telling me sony couldnt have included this in the PS3 from the start!!
sorry will.. this is a sony/psn network issue... especially with the in game access to friendslist especially messaging, i dont think developers have anything to do with that, it has everything to do with pushing the ps button on the control pad and accessing your friends list and music
I'm not that knowledgeable to start making claims about developers or XMB accessibility and I doubt you are either. Unless you're some sort of bright developer. :|
www.innerbits.com for a better understanding of the XMB-"issue".
ps. Smokey, the PSN itself has nothing to do with accessing the XMB features. while in a game.
All I can say about time!
xbox 360 will be dead sometime this year or the next..
we already know SONY just bring the damn update.
If this is true then bloody hell, about time Sony eh. I really want to be able to message people, play music, chat to people on friends lists in other games while I'm playing Resistance or Motorstorm.
I say sometime with HOME, so whenever you get Home you'll get this as a surprise. WellI'm sure the rumors will be all over it by then...
There is a LOT coming in 2008. And its all free (besides just the good games and Blu Ray movies lol)
its probs just me but i think listning to your own music wrecks the game in like every gender exept racin coz on racing games u get a bunch of songs no one likes lol
True...listening to hardcore rap while playing RE5 or Silent Hill would kinda take away the purpose of playing the game...But it woulda be nice if they make a new def jam.
I think Sony Should of sued Kotaku in the first place, after they discovered Home. Just so you know, so they can shut up.
Sometime in 08 is giving me a feeling it won't be until summer.
I thought I heard Spny say it was in one of the summers updates. How is it still not there? I won't believe it till I see it since like Home and MGS they like announcing things and not delivering when they say. When they do it never lives up to the hype anyway.
Because Sony controls third parties like Konami. :|
It's about Fvcken time. But, I will not get to hyped up yet ... sometime in 2008 could be 11 months from now. That would SUCK !!
I thought this was going to big the big deal with FW 2.0 and it never came.
PSN will be so much better with ingame XMB function. I hope they encorporate the same multiple chat function like XBL does. That little charm of a feature is hard to do without once you are use to it.