Xbox One Will Allow You To "Favourite" Your Best Friends
Posted by Ken Barnes
A nice touch.
When Xbox One is launched, the friends list that we know and sort of love, will be expanded. No longer will you be limited to 100 friends, as the new platform will allow you to add up to 1,000 people to your list, to enable the sort of maniacal egomania that you would generally only find on social networking sites such as Facebook.
With such great numbers though, comes the requirement to be able to sort and categorise your friends somehow. During a Q&A with IGN, Microsoft's Marc Whitten stated that something akin to a category system may well be in the works, but at the very least at launch, you'll be able to mark your friends as "favoured", meaning that they show up at the top of your friends list.
That's handy, to say the least.
Not only that, but friends playing on the Xbox 360 will be able to see which Xbox One games you're playing, and the same goes if you decide to drop back onto your Xbox 360 for a quick game of something. As your friends list is tied to your account though, if you have more than 100 friends on your Xbox One and decide to fire up the 360, it will "will only show me the subset of my friends who are friends with me on Xbox 360."
We're assuming that this means that you can't take advantage of the expanded friends list to add more than 100 Xbox 360-only players as friends via your Xbox One, but that's to be confirmed.