This is how the Xbox One friends list works

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Right now on the Xbox 360 and its Xbox Live service, you’re limited to a paltry 100 friends, so it requires regular pruning to ensure that you always have active friends t play multiplayer games online with. This, of course, has never been a problem for Darryn, but for those with friends it’s a bit bothersome. That all changes with the Xbox One.

Here’s a video from Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, showing how the friends list  will work on the Xbox One. You’re no longer limited to 100 friends you can interact with – you now have 1000 people to annoy you with pop-up messages while you play single player games.

On top of that, there’s a new system that functions a lot like Twitter – allowing you to “follow” an unlimited number of people, like celebrities, so you can finally keep up to date with the online gaming shenanigans of the Kardashians…or something.

What do you think of the interface? It’s certainly cleaner than the current 360 dash – but it still seems a bit disorganised and cluttered – though I suspect my opinions will change once I’ve actually used it.

Last Updated: October 15, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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