Xbox One increases friends lists to 1,000

if you were one of the ones upset that the Xbox 360 capped friends lists at 100, then you should be relieved to know that the Xbox One will increase that number to 1,000, with players able to use gamertags or real names on their Xbox Live account.

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if you were one of the ones upset that the Xbox 360 capped friends lists at 100, then you should be relieved to know that the Xbox One will increase that number to 1,000. Players will also be able to let friends see their real names as well as gamertags if they choose.

Various tweets from Xbox Live Support confirmed the number. "You'll be able to have many, many more friends [on Xbox One]--we won't have those types of limits, and you'll see us pulling friends from across other social experiences," Microsoft's chief product officer Marc Whitten told Polygon. He said the "social experience" of the new console could eventually allow friends to be pulled from Facebook.

Whitten also mentioned that players will be able to choose which of these friends can see their real name and which will only know you through your gamertag.

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    May 21, 2013 3:45 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Xbox One increases friends lists to 1,000.

    if you were one of the ones upset that the Xbox 360 capped friends lists at 100, then you should be relieved to know that the Xbox One will increase that number to 1,000, with players able to use gamertags or real names on their Xbox Live account.

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      May 21, 2013 3:58 PM

      1000 is a lot. Steam caps at 250, I think? Or 500? AND WHAT OF GROUPS.

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        May 21, 2013 4:14 PM

        It stops being a lot for some people (not me) if they automatically drag Facebook friends in, though.

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          May 21, 2013 4:31 PM

          Maybe, but I'd expect that to be the fringe. Also, overlapping people, maybe?

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            May 22, 2013 3:23 AM

            Could be, don't know. I'd like to think that there wouldn't be too many, but I bet there'll be some.

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        May 21, 2013 4:40 PM

        I've never understood why they had these hard limits. It's about the easiest thing in the world to store.

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          May 22, 2013 6:19 AM

          My guess would be that they're trying to limit the number of fake accounts who try to friend and mass-spam everyone

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      May 21, 2013 4:02 PM

      Meh....I don't GAF about having 10 people on my friend list.

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        May 21, 2013 4:03 PM

        great!

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        May 22, 2013 6:17 AM

        what a surprise, you have no friends

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          May 22, 2013 6:20 AM

          youre always so harsh, but I appreciate the truthbombs, even when replies to me

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          May 22, 2013 6:23 AM

          To be fair moshie, there are still single player gamers out there. We just want compelling SP experiences at the end of the day. I don't care about sharing, friends lists, achievements, trophies, badges, avatars or any of that shit.

          You probably know this and just replied to him for comedy effect but it's worth noting, some of us simply want SP stuff, offline but good games :/

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        May 22, 2013 6:37 AM

        Awesome. What else dont you care about?

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      May 21, 2013 5:09 PM

      Xbox one sucks. I go for PS4.

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        May 21, 2013 6:09 PM

        That seems a tad premature. I'm leaning towards PS4, but I want both... even though I'm not wealthy, and that would be a strain financially. I'm curious to know why you.... Oh... duh, I just figured it out... you're trolling!

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        May 22, 2013 6:18 AM

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      May 21, 2013 11:20 PM

      Wow...that's...err...oh alright, you caught me. I can't muster any kind of enthusiasm for this lame pronouncement, at all.

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      May 22, 2013 5:57 AM

      Thank fuck. I love my gamer friends, but sometimes I see people get online and I go “Who the fuck are you? I mean, I know that I know you, but I don't know who the fuck you are”

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      May 22, 2013 7:43 AM

      Not even 1024?

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      May 22, 2013 7:58 AM

      finally, now i can have all 999 of my closest friends on there and room for 1 more!

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