Sony: PS3 Video DLC details 'soon,' in-game XMB in '08

SCEA SVP Peter Dille says more information about PlayStation Store's television and film content downloads is coming "very soon," promises in-game cross-media bar by year's end.

Earlier this week, Sony globally launched its remodeled PlayStation Store, the PlayStation 3's answer to Xbox Live Marketplace and the Wii Shop Channel. Like its competitors, the new version of the online downloadable content vendor will be based on an in-console application, versus the slower-loading Web-browser storefront it used before. However, European Sony reps have admitted that some users were having problems with slow-loading icons in the store--a problem the company assured would soon pass.

Meanwhile, over in the US, Sony Computer Entertainment America has dropped some hints about what further updates to the PS3's store will bring. In a post on the official PlayStation blog, SCEA senior vice president of marketing and PlayStation Network Peter Dille (pictured) promised that long-standing requests by PS3 owners for a downloadable catalog of Sony Pictures Entertainment's films and television shows were not going unheeded.

"It's already been confirmed that we'll be offering a video service for PS3 in a way that separates the service from others you've seen or used," wrote Dille. "Ultimately, the goal of the PlayStation Network service will be to break through the overwhelming clutter of digital media to give you the TV, movies and gaming content you want. More on this very soon...."

Dille also had some welcome news for those who use their PS3s strictly for gaming. The executive promised that the company was working on a way to let players use the console cross media bar (XMB) while still playing a game. "We know you want in-game access to XMB features and we're committed to bringing that, among other community-related services, this year," he pledged. (Emphasis added.)

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Amir29
Amir29

"I want to stop reading about what sony is going to do and more about what sony is doing." - Lionelchu I couldn't say it better myself.

technimyoko
technimyoko

"Like its competitors, the new version of the online downloadable content vendor will be based on an in-console application" Wii uses a miniature version of Opera. So why **** about PS3 using a web browser when you can't tell?

jeter113
jeter113

this will get pushed back jsut like home i have had my ps3 since launch stocked for all the things sony "said" was going to happen. i probably should have got a xbox but i am happy with my ps3 i jsut wish it could give me what xbox 360 does ...and more

Sgt_Magpie
Sgt_Magpie

I'll believe it when I see it thank you very much :-)

Ozzie234
Ozzie234

This multitasking XMB will probably suck so much power from the ongoing game the devs will opt the function out of their games.... that's regularly what happens when you throw things into an architecture not being planned for in the first place! lol.

alberto2045
alberto2045

dude I get so... mad!!! whenver I read this stuff this people just want out money man they arent doing anything come on Sony dont you think all of you players would've wanted the XMB since the beginning not after 2 years amazing man just like "lionelchu" said: "i want to stop reading about what sony is going to do and more about what sony is doing."

Myzz617
Myzz617

I cant stand leaving a game im in just to check a message...OMG pisses me off. The best part will be multi-tasking after i died 2many times rather than sitting there watching the other players i can do more things :D

lionelchu
lionelchu

i want to stop reading about what sony is going to do and more about what sony is doing.

jbot666
jbot666

Sounds good cant wait!

aiman24
aiman24

this is gonna be cool probably just one more thing i need is... 2-4 users logging in the same time..i hate to always play as "name(2)" or "name(3)"... but il wait i guess... btw khmeranimeguy88... xmb(cross media bar) is the main menu, the same menu thats in the psp...finally we can have that in-game so that when we press the playstation button the xmb will pop up and we can lay music or view pictures or chat with friends

thestickman
thestickman

I know the in-game XMB is going to make a lot of users happy (including myself).

rob3nelson
rob3nelson

I just bought a PS3 after having owning a 360 for years. The online store is nice, but there needs to be more content. I've been downloading the latest blockbusters from XBL in high def for years now. The only thing that really impresses me about the PS3 besides games like Uncharted and Folklore and some others is the dvd playback. It's by far the best dvd player I've owned - for both regular and Blu-Ray movies. Everything else about the PS3 seems out of date and so 90ish - particularly the text-based operating system interface. Sony really needs to get their act together and get to work if they want to catch up with Microsoft and the big boys!

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

Im kind of surprise that the sony is taking soooo long with there downloadable movie service. Didn't they talk about that when the PS3 was getting set for launch?? Seems like its taking longer then it should.

ScouseKingLFC
ScouseKingLFC

Finally I can read mesages without leaving the game that was a big let down for me on the online service. Also id like to see HOME being released soon, that would be kewl. And maybe make the voice chat better sometimes i can hardly hear the person whos talking to me. But one step at a time. "\(*-*)/"

TheLejarae
TheLejarae

I always wanted to be able to play my music while playing a game without having to turn down the volume on the tv and listen to my MP3. I hope Sony will deliver on that, but I know Playstation Home will be a definite success. Sony has been around a long time and has always profited well. It will just take some time and patience to see their success unfold.

hiphophippy27
hiphophippy27

hotdork70minus1 said: Why does anyone care about home ??? Are you really that big of a losers that you have to have a virtual party on your PS3 to get some attention ? HOme is gonna kick ass, dont deny it. its pretty much like the Sims: you do whatever you want, make your own apartment, and see other ppl. except its ALL online for PS3!!

Vegeta1120
Vegeta1120

i 'm along side bleat (comments back) im on my 3rd 360 2 red rings and now my fan on the 3rd on is makeing a really loud noise(I think its gonna blow.lol) i think the in-game XMB is gonna be awsome , i used it in xboxlive its usefull.some one below asked why do u need the XMB, well here is one thing i think is gonna help, stop me if this has happend to you, your on a roll on hmm...say RFOM, or COD4 and you get a friends message, you cant message him back to say hold on(so he can stop distracting you attention) the he keeps sending you message after message, annoying right, right, way to go sony, im with you all the way!!

mload
mload

Does this mean I could listen to TOOL while playing Killzone 2? I think that would cause me to gasm so much I would die! ...I mean sure I could just get a CD player and play TOOL on that while I played KZ2, but this way I don't have to move lol!

Proust
Proust

Not too big into XMB. Though if it is between having it at launch or improving the hardware so less than 30-40% fail. I think Sony made the right choice.

kweeni
kweeni

few comments bac thebeast619 wrote: ''when the ps3 get this the 360 would be useless'' LOL, like it isn't useless right now!! PS3>X360

ctg867
ctg867

Let's hope we get the in game XMB with Home when the open beta hits (hopefully) this quarter, and the "final version" comes out during Q3. Glad to hear more and more good news from the Sony camp. The game a promise with the PS Store, and they kept their promise, and exceeded my expectations. I expect nothing less from Home and the in-game XMB.

khmeranimeguy88
khmeranimeguy88

What is XMB? whats the cross media bar? i dont get it?

powerframe8
powerframe8

Price drop, greatest hits collection, this in game access to XMB, movie/video download, home. this would be the icing on top of the already piled high PS3-goodness we get in 08.

khmeranimeguy88
khmeranimeguy88

No u **** hotdorky fool, it something to compete with xbox live. Home is sik

dosochentaydos
dosochentaydos

i don't like the achievement thing cause i want to be able to download the game save and that would be illegal, right?

LittleYoshi
LittleYoshi

hotdork70minus1 wrote: Why does anyone care about home ??? Are you really that big of a losers that you have to have a virtual party on your PS3 to get some attention ? Kravyn81: YES!! Torturing small animals just doesn't do it for me anymore... LOL

LittleYoshi
LittleYoshi

Ingame XMB yay!!! Who cares that the 360 had it first.......It's going to die sooner or later.....lol PS3 FTW!!!!

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

[quote="hotdork70minus1"] Why does anyone care about home ??? Are you really that big of a losers that you have to have a virtual party on your PS3 to get some attention ?[/quote] YES!! Torturing small animals just doesn't do it for me anymore... :D

thebeast619
thebeast619

when the ps3 get this the 360 would be useless

Nineball2112
Nineball2112

Man, Sony is on the ball now it seems. They are listening to the users... I'm really looking forward to being able to access all the content from Sony Pictures. The PS3 is the best of all worlds (in my opinion).

4quarters
4quarters

The PS3 is positioning to take over by xmas.......all they need is a price drop.

bleat
bleat

I'm on my 4th 360, it's annoying, But the 360 is a good console software wise. Thankfully my PS3 hasnt had any issues. Truthfully i'd rather get rid of the 360. I dont get the hubris over the in-game XMB rollout. I don't see why i'd want it. What's a good use of it?

hotdork70minus1
hotdork70minus1

hoolesy said: "Wow, ingame XMB, oh no hang about, the 360's had it from day 1. Sony woopee doo, come on guys!?" The 360's also had a 33% failure rate from day 1. Which do you think is more annoying?" I got mine back in 4 days and it was free. Sony took almost 2 months and then they charged me $150. MS recognized the problem and dealt with it really well.

YourDaddy88
YourDaddy88

hoolesy said: "Wow, ingame XMB, oh no hang about, the 360's had it from day 1. Sony woopee doo, come on guys!?" The 360's also had a 33% failure rate from day 1. Which do you think is more annoying?

sbjedi
sbjedi

great PS3 is going to be the best thing ever very soon bye bye xbox 360

hoolesy
hoolesy

Wow, ingame XMB, oh no hang about, the 360's had it from day 1. Sony woopee doo, come on guys!?

rockstar_88
rockstar_88

Sony I'm falling in love with you again. It took some effort, but they're finally listening to the customers, and it's paying off.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

In-game XMB is the most requested feature and one that XBL users bash PS3 users about all the time. Give 'em Home, give 'em in-game XMB and they will be very happy. Well, at least they will complain about different stuff. It would be nice if they could do in-game XMB for the PSP too.

Myzz617
Myzz617

I need the XMB so it will easier to send friends invites while playing instead of stopping what your playing just to try and link up with a buddy 2 play in a game 2gether. They need to get those PS store NW cards so i dont have to risk my bank account so i can buy my Warhawk updates!!!!

leke
leke

Give me XMB now. Its been almost two years(3 if you count that the 360 had ingame communication when it launched) and this supposedly more 'superior' console still doesnt have a simple function we need.

hotdork70minus1
hotdork70minus1

Why does anyone care about home ??? Are you really that big of a losers that you have to have a virtual party on your PS3 to get some attention ?

curly2k7uk
curly2k7uk

tatu2004s right ... where is home ????? ... the only thing I give a rats ass about here is the in-game xmb ... if u want movies or tv shows watch tv or buy the dvd/blu-ray

kkkkknaruto
kkkkknaruto

shame on you microsoft, you had a year head start n still gna get buried by sony

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Sony must be struggling with OS RAM management to not already have in-game XMB

tatu2004
tatu2004

i just want Home right now

hovanPS3
hovanPS3

The PS3 is constantly going in the right direction...

WeMakinBacon
WeMakinBacon

'where's home?' is a good question. Bad update link, that was still nice to know though.