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Proto-rumour: No more dashboard revamps for 360

Monday, 16th June 2008 10:17 GMT By Mike

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Microsoft has reportedly told developers that no further dashboard revamps will be forthcoming, and that no further additional features will be added to Xbox Live other than minor tweaks to improve performance.

VG247′s source’s comments come in wake of the Intellisponse blow out last night, revealing amongst other things, Mii Avatars which, according to the same person, Microsoft will allow developers to use for free.

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  1. Blerk

    Xbox 720 for 2009 confirmed.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. morriss

    Yeah, the source said that when they gave out details for avatars, they thought they would included in the next “XBox”, as they were told that no major upheavals or changes were going to be made.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    *hands up in “I just work here” stance*

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Yeah… find that hard to believe.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. morriss

    I have faith in my source. :)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    So do we think that’s basically all of Microsoft’s E3 announcements leaked? Or will they have more in reserve?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. patlike

    The billion dollar question. If this is all of it, I’m sure there are going to be some very white faces at Microsoft this morning.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    And some very red arses at Intellisponse.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. patlike

    I bet that phone call wasn’t pretty.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    morriss: I’m sure you do… but it doesn’t make a lot of sense. I guess the key word there is “revamp” – which means changes / new features are possible.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. morriss

    Basically he said that no new major features will be added. i.e. like the clan support thing or whatever. It’ll stay as it is just with interface tweaks to make it more user friendly etc., and code tweaks to improve the running.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    Doesn’t surprise me that nothing like clan support is coming. Would have been done by now if it was.

    That said, it’s Microsoft – Expect a total 180 at the first opportunity. :D

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Tonka

    My head hurts. Is the unconfirmed rumour now debunked by a rumour?

    #13 6 years ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    I’ve got a better rumour.

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/gaming/news/2008/06/16/EXCLUSIVE-60GB-Xbox-360-To-Launch-At-E3/p1

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Newbie101

    Well, I’m sure your source may be right but….

    I tend to believe the biggest 360 fan here, and if Psychotext says its not true, the chances are its not true.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    lol… do you have an obsession with me or something Newbie? I’m flattered frankly.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Blerk

    You’ve got a stalker, Mr Fanboy!

    #17 6 years ago
  18. kasai

    If this rumour is true :( I’ll be very disappointed I like seeing new features on the dash.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    Blerk: I wonder if I should change my phone number… I would like the company though. :P

    #19 6 years ago
  20. mart

    Well frankly, sod new features, how about redesigning the current dashboard so it’s actually close to usable?

    #20 6 years ago
  21. patlike

    I think it’s OK. What’s up with it?

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Tonka

    It’s a stinking pile of shit. That someone added to. Again and again. So now it’s a stinking pile of stinking piles of shit with clutter on top.

    The lack of a Dpad also helps….. NOT!

    #22 6 years ago
  23. patlike

    haha

    Seriously, what’s so bad about it? It does what it’s supposed to do, doesn’t it?

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    I think they could do a better job of showing / categorising the arcade games but other than that I have no issues with it.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. ecu

    The dashboard is crap, I hate it. It’s so clunky and slow.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Tonka

    I also find it clunky, cluttered and slow. Not only is the arcade games poorly categorised but once you find one it’s presented in a very boring way. They can be forgiven for that since there are demos.

    Using multiple profiles on one machine is another bloody mess. Constant signing in out and fucking stuff up. And the dpad … the horror.

    Plus it’s ugly as fuck.

    None of the above is my personal opinion by the way. It’s all cold hard FACTS!

    #26 6 years ago
  27. morriss

    Well we all actually know who the source is and most of us listen to him when he tells us stuff elsewhere.

    That’s all I can say.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. kasai

    “I also find it clunky, cluttered and slow. Not only is the arcade games poorly categorised but once you find one it’s presented in a very boring way. They can be forgiven for that since there are demos.

    Using multiple profiles on one machine is another bloody mess. Constant signing in out and fucking stuff up. And the dpad … the horror.

    Plus it’s ugly as fuck.

    None of the above is my personal opinion by the way. It’s all cold hard FACTS!”

    Nah its your personal opinion I have no problem with the Dashboard also who in there right mind still uses D-pad ? I know I don’t.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. ecu

    D-pad is, and always will be, preferable for menu’s. Well, except on the 360, where the dpad is so shit, you have to use the analog stick. Trying to write a message to someone using the 360′s on-screen keyboard is an absolute pain in the arse, regardless of whether you use the dpad or stick. I wish it was as responsive as the PS3′s XMB.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    If you find yourself writing a lot of messages, get the chatpad… it’s awesome. =)

    #30 6 years ago
  31. morriss

    Chatpad’s great.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. kasai

    See I don’t see what people moan about when it comes to D-Pad what the heck godly D-pad are they comparing it too.

    It does the job but its only good for menu’s and weapon changes.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. ecu

    @Psycho

    I don’t write much, that’s the problem. But every now and again I like to send a message off, just to say when I’m available to play, for example. And it’s a frustrating experience.

    @kasai

    Which dpad are they comparing it to? ANY, really. Nothing beats the PlayStation dpad for navigating menu’s, although it’s not as good as the Nintendo dpad for diagonals. The 360′s dpad is utterly useless, it’s easily the weakest area of an otherwise excellent controller.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    Yeah, that’s fair enough. I’m pretty much used to using the analog stick for everything on the PS3 and 360 now so I don’t really notice that the dpad is shonky other than if I’m forced to use it in a game.

    That said… not sure where the dashboard comes into all of this. ;)

    #34 6 years ago
  35. ecu

    The dashboard exacerbates the problem. Or vice versa.

    Microsoft are just completely useless at making any sort of sleek, cool interface. Apple and Sony get it right, Microsoft don’t. The 360 dashboard is good enough, and nothing more.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Psychotext

    Apple and Sony’s interfaces are generally style over functionality though. Very pretty… but awkward when you get to the deeper layers.

    The new PSN store is good though. The Wii interface is functional, but slow and ugly.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. ecu

    Maybe, but at least they’re responsive. I find the XMB very useable.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. yupyup

    XMB is already bloated imoO, I prefer the dashboard.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Psychotext

    * cough *

    #39 6 years ago