In-Game XMB Overlay Coming In The Next Update
- Posted July 25th, 2007 at 07:32 EDT by
- 70 Comments
It seems that Sony is always listening to us, and that their "we are listening to the consumers and we care for them" is a true sentence indeed, spoken by Ericl Lempel. Today, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. confirmed that an In-Game XMB Overlay is coming in the Next Major Update (you all know what I'm getting at). Yes everyone, you heard it at PSU first. In-Game XMB Overlay will be in the next update, but we don't know to what extent.
In a rather exhausting and relieving way, Ericl Lempel said, "Also, I noticed a lot of your comments were directly related to accessing XMB features in-game. We understand this is something you want and we are working on it. For the sake of keeping all the comments below on topic, please understand that we hear this request and are working toward a solution. When I have some more info to share on this, know that I will do so here on this blog."
The response came shortly after a user named "DarkKing" Spammed about 255 topics all consisting of a repetition of the following from top to bottom:
"WE WANT IN-GAME XMB AND CUSTOM SOUNDTRACKS SONY YOU SAID YOU CARED
WE WANT IN-GAME XMB AND CUSTOM SOUNDTRACKS SONY YOU SAID YOU CARED
WE WANT IN-GAME XMB AND CUSTOM SOUNDTRACKS SONY YOU SAID YOU CARED" (These have since been removed).
Looks like Sony promised, and they have half-way delivered with Wallpapers. Coming next major update, PlayStation 3 owners will glee with happiness everyday when they can finally access their Foo Fighters / Children of Bodom albums in Motorstorm. I sure as heck know, I will.
Source: Official PlayStation Blog
- 5:37am EDT - July 25th, 2007
Very nice! Sony listens to the people!
- 5:40am EDT - July 25th, 2007
that's good, i hope it's soon
- 5:41am EDT - July 25th, 2007
It just keeps getting better.......keep it up whizz kids......
- 5:44am EDT - July 25th, 2007
Damn, stupid spammers....I mean, we all know its coming, and its only a matter of time......spammers never change the world, they just make it a crummier place....
- 5:45am EDT - July 25th, 2007
Hahaha, i'm amused at the guy who took the time to spam the request over 255 topics, lol i can't wait for 2.00FW its gonna rox peoplz sox!
- 6:09am EDT - July 25th, 2007
Nice! I can't wait for this!
- 6:19am EDT - July 25th, 2007
That all sounds GREAT! However, I'm guessing that being able to play your own selected music during game play via the XMB will probably cut out any sound effects the game may have unfortunately. It would be better if game makers built this directly into their games already, so you could choose tracks from your the hard drive that you wanted to play during gameplay. That's one of the things I was looking forward to when I bought my PS3, I expected game makers to take advantage of the music stored on the hard drive and was disappointed when Motorstorm didn't... I'm hoping Motorstorm 2 does!
- 6:20am EDT - July 25th, 2007
what happend to the web site and my sacks are tremmbling in anticpation
- 6:24am EDT - July 25th, 2007
Yeah!!!! Woooooo!!!!!!! Nice!!!!!!
- 6:30am EDT - July 25th, 2007
What happened to all the past posts? this site looks like a ghost town.
- 6:44am EDT - July 25th, 2007
Sounds good its only a matter of time before we get it
- 6:50am EDT - July 25th, 2007
Ps 4 life!!
- 6:50am EDT - July 25th, 2007
color me skeptical, the next 'major' update won't take place until Home hits in a couple months, at the earliest
- 6:58am EDT - July 25th, 2007
LOL DarkKing, is he like a hero now? No just impatient with a lot of time on his hands. Sony just keep ruling like you are doing
- 7:14am EDT - July 25th, 2007
Nice, can't wait to see how it turns out.
- 7:36am EDT - July 25th, 2007
Awsome! lol who said this article wasn't interesting?
- 7:41am EDT - July 25th, 2007
Well Sony, if you are listening, I would request a video return function where if you leave a blu-ray movie (or other video), your place is saved. Then when you return to the movie, you can start where you left off. This is common with many DVD players and is a no-brainer addition for the PS3. I know you have your hands full, but this would be a great and relatively easy update. Updates RULE!
- 7:42am EDT - July 25th, 2007
Thank you DarkKing, cant wait for XMB overlay next mouth.......
- 7:47am EDT - July 25th, 2007
This is great news, indeed!!! I knew Sony would come through on this promise. The problem is no one has any patience. I do, so it never bothered me. I'd rather they take their time and get it right than release a "bugged-filled" firmware update. Kudos to Sony. Keep the goodness coming!!
- 7:49am EDT - July 25th, 2007
good at least sony are listening to the ones tat matter... their customers