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In-Game Communication For PS3 This Summer

After speaking to trade partners today, Sony Computer Entertainment UK head man Ray Maguire promised more good things for the PS3 in 2008, including the implementation of in-game communication.

According to MCVUK, Maguire spoke about how the PS3 had officially topped 1 million units sold in the UK, which means the system hit that lofty milestone ahead of both the PS1 and PS2 (no easy feat). Maguire said this accomplishment is "even more gratifying considering the PS3 is a premium product introduced at a premium price." At this point in time, the PlayStation 3 is surrounded by encouraging news, which is in stark contrast to the situation this time last year. Perhaps best of all is the impending lineup of software for 2008 - which Maguire mentioned - and the inclusion of several other big features for Sony's next-gen console. Most notably is in-game communication, which is referenced in Maguire's following quote:

Our momentum will continue with the introduction of in-game communication in the summer, firmware update 2.4 and the strongest line-up of games through our third party partners and our own studios. Id personally like to thank our trade and business partners for helping us on the start of the PS3 journey.

Yep, we can expect firmware update 2.4 very soon as well, it seems. Things are definitely looking up for the system, and we would like to know more about this in-game communication. How soon will it arrive...? Only time will tell.

3/3/2008 Ben Dutka

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Warukyure [Power User]
Monday, March 03, 2008 @ 10:18:23 AM

Will this work like:
1) you get a notification at the top or something, then you hit the Home Button to go to a message box? or,
2) you get a notification and then you can play and chat at the same time? with something along the lines of P-in-P?

Anyways, I wonder what else they are going to jam into update 2.4

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Monday, March 03, 2008 @ 10:22:37 AM

I dunno but I think we can stop with the "I WANT IN-GAME XMB" thank god lol, I mean I want it...but jebus thats annoying lol, they KNOW and ARE working on it!

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Monday, March 03, 2008 @ 10:56:29 AM

i want some in game xmb too, i went from a 360 to my ps3 and it was a drastic change online wise, hopefully sony will man up and give us what we want. I want ingame XMB sony and i want to listen to music while im playing my games and chat with people at the same time!!

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Warukyure [Power User]
Monday, March 03, 2008 @ 11:31:50 AM

They announced that it there is a possibility that it will be implemented before the end of the year

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Monday, March 03, 2008 @ 2:25:59 PM

"That there is a possibility it will be implemented before the end of the year" That doesn't sound very good (gamer's opinion)

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Monday, March 03, 2008 @ 4:14:11 PM

I hate this this is was exactly what I was a afraid of. Its not coming until the summer the flipping summer. I cant even believe this they give use custom themes, Playing our own music during FOLDING and even a stupid printer option. But they make use wait and wait and wait for ingame-XMB and thats what everyones wanted from the beginning. Man, way to man up Sony. I can't even believe everyones happy for it to come out in MAYBE the summer. I was hoping for march, maybe April, nope June more like September.

Sorry, its just what everyone has been wanting sense PS3 was released and the best they can do is "Maybe in the summer", "Maybe in 2008",

I should just give up and join the horde.

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