Will the PS3 have a centralized friends list?

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I love the friends list feature of the 360. I like being able to see who is online, I like sending invites, and I certainly like getting them. I may not be able to respond to as many as I'd like across all my accounts, but I like the idea that if I ever want to play a game with someone, I can. The community aspect of the 360 is a strong feature of the system, one I hope is emulated on the PS3. 老域名出售

Gamasutra sat down with David Karraker, Sony's minty-fresh senior direct of corporate communications. The whole interview is rather interesting, and I was amused when he spoke of Sony asking him how he was at "crisis communications," something they must be keenly interested in coming off all the bad press leading up to launch. Here's what caught my eye though:

GS: And how does the friends list work with Xfire? Will the friends list from the desktop be transferable into games, or…?

DK: That’s totally a question for SOE, because their game is the only one that’s supporting Xfire out of the box. So they’re building their community based on Xfire.

GS: And can you say if there will be a larger friends list community that can be integrated into games, or not?

DK: Again, allowing the developers to do whatever they want. SOE announced they want to work with Xfire, great, we applaud them. It’s not something on the hardware side that we’re supporting at the moment.

That's not promising. It sounds like the PS3 will have no centralized friends list. Am I really going to have to type in my friends on every single game? Just the games that don't use Xfire? Something else? We're about a week away from launch and I wish we had a real answer.

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