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Rumor: Sony to Unveil New PS3 XMB (XrossMediaBar) at E3 2010


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218w ago - 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 [Register or Login to view links], 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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#7 - livpool - 218w ago
I can't agree with you more ... perhaps I should have been a bit clearer in my post - the point I tried to get across with being in two minds, is that I like the change, but $ony spends so much effort in things they think people want instead of trying to listen to what people really want. If you have a poll and ask people to vote on 2 options one being a change in XMB and the other in one being something users have asked for for years now, then surely the poll would be lobsided to what users want.
ah i see what you mean, i agree. i'd like more important things too.

at least this is a step forward tho, this time we're getting something instead of it taken away from us lol

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#6 - OGroteKoning - 218w ago
well the PS3 is an entertainment system, it was clearly designed for multimedia and not just games. which means a vast majority of time is spent on the XMB by a lot of users. even gamers use the XMB very frequently whether it to be to change the music playing, send a message to friends etc.
I can't agree with you more... perhaps I should have been a bit clearer in my post - the point I tried to get across with being in two minds, is that I like the change, but $ony spends so much effort in things they think people want instead of trying to listen to what people really want. If you have a poll and ask people to vote on 2 options one being a change in XMB and the other in one being something users have asked for for years now, then surely the poll would be lobsided to what users want.

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#5 - livpool - 218w ago
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 ....

well the PS3 is an entertainment system, it was clearly designed for multimedia and not just games. which means a vast majority of time is spent on the XMB by a lot of users. even gamers use the XMB very frequently whether it to be to change the music playing, send a message to friends etc.

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#4 - OGroteKoning - 218w ago
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 ....

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#3 - livpool - 218w ago
i hope they use those concepts we saw on youtube, those looked awesome.

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