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.