Major Nelson: No Xbox Live Friends Limit Increase Next Update

by Matt Helgeson on Oct 14, 2010 at 03:06 PM

Today, rumors spread that the cap on Xbox Live Friends lists would be raised from 100 to 1000. Joystiq broke the story, which originated from a now-deleted status update posted by the official German Xbox Facebook account. The website caught wind of the the post, ran it through Google translator, and got these results:

The post itself seems pretty clear, but things soon got a little muddier when Microsoft blogger and spokeman Major Nelson weighed in via his Twitter account, saying, "Let me straighten things out: We will not be expanding the friends list as a part of the next Xbox LIVE Update." Sadly, it looks like those waiting for a higher limit on their Friends list will have to wait a little while longer, as it's not being increased in the upcoming Fall update to Xbox Live. However in a subsequent tweet, he seemed to leave the door open for a possible increase sometime in the future: "However, we’re always listening to member feedback and looking at new ways to enhance the service. Thanks."

What do you think? Is 100 Xbox Live Friends too few? Is 1000 too many? Are you sick of waiting for an increase?