Jan 14, 2008
The big in-game XMB (Cross Media Bar) that PS3 owners are crying out for will be implemented in an update before the end of January, suggest fresh rumours.
Some sketchy screens fromwhat a "nameless source" claims to be photos of the new firmware in action can be seenhere. The highlighted Game icon in one image looks to cover all the things the current list of in-game options do.
But to the right you can clearly see that all-important friends list column - where we expect you'll be able to send and receive messages and send game invites, and on the left is the music option, so playing your own tunes during gameplay should become a reality.
Of course, the suspicion is that some sad and lonely Photoshop wizard knocking these up in their spare time is more likely than a Sony insider exposing such a significant detail to the web.
We'll be in touch with our Sony contacts soon.