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New Poll: PS3 Customizable Soundtracks?

When the Xbox 360 was released, I thought one of the coolest features was the ability to rip music onto the 360’s hard drive, and to use that music during gameplay. From what I understand, any game that uses music must support this feature. (Is that right?) I thought that was so cool. My tastes run to progressive rock and symphonic metal, so I don’t really get to hear a lot of the music I like when playing video games.

I assumed that other people, too, would want to replace the game music tracks with their own selections. But my friend Todd has an Xbox 360 and has never bothered to rip any music for this purpose.

Now the PS3 is coming, and I have to wonder if this same feature will make its way to the PlayStation 3 platform. I did a little bit of research, and it looks like this feature is possible in PS3 games. The problem is that developers have to support it (probably much like the 360) but it’s uncertain if they’re mandated to do so. So even if you have a game playing music while you play, and you have some songs burned to your HDD, you still might not be able to listen to your own music.

This worries me. Well, as far as worrying about a video game feature can actually worry me. I’m tired of that trashy music they always make make race around with on Burnout and other games. So I’m just wondering – how important is custom video game music for the rest of you?

Previous Poll Results:

Would the PS3 sell better if GTA4 were a PS3 exclusive?

* Yes, I guess.: 54% (74)
* No, guess not.: 18% (24)
* Dunno / don’t care.: 28% (38)

Total Votes : 136