Having teased PlayStation 3 owners with In-Game XMB themed T-shirts
at the recent Game Developers Conference (GDC), it appears that Sony is close to confirming in-game communications functionality for the platform this summer.
That is if the words of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe managing director Ray Maguire are to be believed. Speaking to SCEE's trade partners recently, Maguire said:
"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."
Although it feels like summer might be a long way off, what with the high winds and snow battering SPOnG's underwater castle today, it's really only three months to wait for the kind of in-game comms that you can probably get by pressing the green triangle while playing Resistance: Fall of Man
Bear in mind that the quote says, "...in-game communication" and not 'in-game cross media bar (XMB)'.
We contacted SCEE for a full and frank admission of time and date, and we were told, "I'm afraid we're not currently making any further comment on this".