Last night, Rockstar Games unveiled a huge overhaul to the Social Club. To summarise, the update brings custom user profiles, new friends system with public and direct messaging, the ability to link your Facebook and Twitter accounts, notifications and much more.
In more detail:
• YOUR SOCIAL CLUB PROFILE PAGE – Get in there and personalize your own Social Club profile page, complete with status updates, a display of your recent stats and accomplishments across your linked Social Club enabled games, and proper Friend linking with a Wall that updates your Social Club activity and lets you cheer and jeer your mates here at Social Club, as well as easily plan multiplayer sessions or whatever you'd like.
• UPDATE YOUR ACTIVITY FEED – Keep tabs on all your Friends latest accomplishments via your real-time activity feed. With the release of Max Payne 3, you'll be able to let Friends know each time you've unlocked a Trophy/Achievement, throw down the gauntlet for a multiplayer session, or see when a friend has added a new soldier to their CREW (come Wednesday). Head to your profile page now at the main Social Club dashboard to get started.
• ADD YOUR FRIENDS – You can search and add Friends that are current Social Club members and also find, import and invite mates from your Facebook, Twitter and gaming accounts too. Whether it's to join you to attend the latest Official Social Club Multiplayer Event or to make sure you've got strength in numbers for your Crew - you can now easily recruit up.
• LINK IN & LOG IN WITH FACEBOOK OR TWITTER – You can also link in and display your other profiles from Facebook and Twitter (as well as your PlayStation Network IDs and XBL Gamertags) direct to your page and starting Wednesday, you'll be able to share Social Club activity from your Wall to those networks. For new members, we’ve even enabled Social Club account creation (and sign-in for existing members) using your Facebook or Twitter username and password.
Crews will be launching this Wednesday where you can pre-register and invite one another to join your crew ready for Max Payne 3 multiplayer, and a while later, eventually, GTA V. The full details and screenshots of this update can be read on the Social Club's news posting.
So head on over to the Social Club and update your profiles. I linked my Facebook and Twitter accounts and not a single friend was found, what are you all waiting for!