Friends relaunching soon?
“John Cook is finishing this up now.”
A few months ago the Friends window began reporting a unique ‘FN#’ for each account, and with a bit of ingenuity you can already sign in and out of the system, change your username, and allegedly even add contacts and hear when they sign on. People who monitor that sort of thing are also reporting that they are getting network traffic through the Friends port, even without doing any of the above tricks. It seems that the wait for in-game chat is almost over!