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Sony Redesigning PSN?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Coopertroopa, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Coopertroopa

    Coopertroopa Master of the Universe

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    Report: Sony Redesigning PSN? A makeover could be in store for the online service.

    July 5, 2011
    by Jamie Feltham
    IGN UK

    If a report from Reg Hardware is to be believed, Sony is currently working on a visual redesign of its PlayStation Network service. The makeover will apparently place PSN more in line with Steam and Xbox Live as opposed to its current text-heavy style.

    It would seem that these changes would affect the PlayStation Store rather than the main XMB. A source tells the website that Sony is trying to de-clutter the service in favour of "an aesthetic layout with logically marked sections and rolodex lists". New features include a live search that shows more results with each character entered along with database-like listings for both games and movies, showing details like developers or cast on the right side of the screen.

    The blue background will also be eschewed, to be replaced by a black one, with brighter colours highlighting content. A 'deal of the week' section will also accompany the relaunch, the report claims.

    It doesn't sound like anything especially exciting, then, though a new lick of paint is never a bad thing. Sony has messed around a bit with the Store before, but we've never seen anything on the scale of the 360's dashboard redesign. We'd personally welcome a new look.

    If this report proves to be true, there are a number of possible reasons for Sony's decision to give the Store an overhaul - including, perhaps, trying to regain some of the trust that the service lost when it was hacked two months ago by going for an image change.
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