Probably the most requested firmware feature for the PlayStation 3 is access to the XMB (Cross Media Bar) while in a game, specifically access to messaging and friends lists. Well, Sony hear you and are trying to work something out according to a Q&A with Eric Lempel, PlayStation Network Director of Operations on the Shacknews blog.
Here’s what he had to say on the request.
“We are looking at a number of enhancements related to accessing some of the XMB features during gameplay, including messaging your friends. While there’s no timeline to announce at this point, we’ve heard loud and clear from consumers that in-game XMB access is one of the most requested PS3 enhancements.”
Read the full interview here.