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Rumor: Sony to Unveil New PS3 XMB (XrossMediaBar) at E3 2010
As next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo slowly approaches the video game rumor mill rapidly increases, and the latest scoop includes the possibility that Sony may unveil a new PS3 XMB (XrossMediaBar) at E3 2010.
On the last episode of the CheapAssGamer podcast, CheapyD stated that he knows that Sony will show a PS3 XMB redesign at E3.
He doesn't delve into what changes will be implemented or if it'll have new features like cross-game chat, but it's certainly something forward to.
If true, they'll likely release the firmware the same night of the announcement.
To quote CheapyD: "I've heard that the Sony PS3 is getting a completely redesigned XrossMediaBar. Like totally new, not just like new columns and stuff like - totally redone."
Finally, below are some XMB redesign concept designs to compliment the previously released PSN Profile and Friend's List pictures.
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05-18-2010 #2weii Guest
If they have learned anything from the release of 3.0x firmware, though kind of doubt it, they would ask the opinion of users and let users choose the one that they like.
05-18-2010 #3D3M0N2009 Guest
Give me the option to run Linux back and I'll start caring about new updates again.
05-18-2010 #4livpool Guest
i hope they use those concepts we saw on youtube, those looked awesome.
05-18-2010 #5OGroteKoning Guest
I am in two minds about this:
1. I like the idea of the XMB changing. The current one is kinda dull (except for sorting trophies - gee man what a way to alter something yourself on the XMB - only for those who updated though .... )
2. One should probably not stare all day at the XMB screen - the PS3 was created for gaming or OtherOS (not if you updated or bought a slim), and it is really a lot cooler doing that than staring at the XMB wondering "What should change?". I have no idea what the clever guys with the thick glasses and white coats at $ony are thinking ... Are they short of people thinking up clever ideas? For heavens sake - changing an XMB instead of all 101 things people REALLY wanted to see in the PS3 ... (and don't forget - you CAN sort your trophies ... if you upgraded)
PS: Sigh ....
05-18-2010 #6livpool Guest
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05-18-2010 #9proskopina Guest
this is a trick so people start to update from 3.15fw!!!
05-18-2010 #10Assignator98 Guest
i as a slim user obviosuly have no choice so i have to update... In to topic i was wondering if they could implement something like 3d avatar system like using your playstation home character as something implented itself in the xmb. Now that would be cool and more people will buy stuff from psn for playstation home.