Sony May Reconsider New Friends Format On XMB
Don't think Sony hasn't heard about your feedback concerning the recently released firmware update 3.00. They really are listening, and it seems they're considering re-revamping that new-look Friends list.
Perhaps it was one of the first things you noticed after downloading update 3.00. Gray boxes surround each friend on your list, and while we get the helpful addition of a few new statistics, it really doesn't jive with the sleek presentation of the XMB. And after SCEE's PS3 Brand Manager said on the European PlayStation Blog, "updates to firmware don't always suit everyone's tastes," we find that Sony is "looking into" the Friends list complaint. Mark Bowles also said they "appreciate the feedback," so whenever you feel the need to speak up about a new update, don't think your feedback falls on deaf ears. Okay, if you're in the minority, it might fall on deaf ears, but if a lot of people dislike something, they're likely to let everyone know. So what do you think? Do you believe Sony should change that Friends list back to the way it was? Or do you like the new format? Or would you prefer some other design? Sure, they got rid of the "PlayStation 3" logo when games boot up (slightly faster loading times), but even then, people can have mixed opinions.
Obviously, most users are more interested in some of the technical issues caused by firmware 3.00, but hey, cosmetics matter too, ya know.
9/10/2009 9:18:13 PM Ben Dutka