SCEA Responds to Rumors of NXE-Style Overhaul

July 7, 2009 Written by Dan Massi


One of the rumors for Firmware 3.0 is that the PlayStation Network will be receiving a New Xbox Experience overhaul, similar to what the Xbox 360 had gotten in November of 2008. Eric Lampel, director of network operations of SCEA, now has an official response to this rumor.

When asked about the rumors of a NXE-like overhaul for the PlayStation Network, Eric Lampel explained:

“What we find is that people really like our current interface. We did redesign the PlayStation Store last April to make some improvements, make it faster, make it better, and we’re always listening to consumers. But right now the XMB is an Emmy Award-winning interface and people like it.”

He continued on with this:

“They’re very comfortable with it. So we’re not looking to do anything radical. We’ll still do some research behind the scenes and see what can we do to make things better, or how can we make it so consumers find content faster, but right now we’re pretty happy with it. No plans right now to do anything like what the competitor has done.”

Do you believe the XMB should be redone? Or is Eric Lampel right about leaving the XMB alone? Post your thoughts in the comment section below.