Sony dates PS3 latest firmware debut
Version 2.40 to launch alongside DualShock 3
Sony has finally broken its silence over the launch date for the PlayStation 3’s 2.40 firmware version, and confirmed that it’ll be available on the same day that the DualShock 3 rumbling controller launches.
The PS3's firmware update version 2.40 adds a trophy rewards function
Register Hardware reported this morning that the DualShock 3 will be released in Europe on 2 July. But gamers will get a double bonus on the day, in the form of the latest feature-packed firmware version for the console.
The company’s already spoilt most of the surprise by naming the version’s confirmed features. Eric Lempel, director of PlayStation network operations, recently wrote on the PS3 official blog that the update will, most notably, include “XMB access in-game”. This allows gamers to access the console’s system menu without quitting the current game.
Version 2.40 will also include trophies to reward gamers for their gaming progress, such as exclusive graphics that can then be waved jeeringly at lesser gamers.
The update will be available to download free of charge from 2 July.
IT DIDNT WORK FOR ME
I have a ps3 and an xbox 360, i am definately NOT a microsoft fan but i must say that BOTH consoles have their strengths.
Yes xbox breaks (I'm on my 8th) and they do charge for online play (i guess this covers all the costs of replacing consoles), but, they integrate well with pcs for media center, they have a good messenger system, and a heck of a lot more games than ps3.
PS3 is stable and reliable and it has a blu-ray player its online is free and you can upgrade the HDD to whatever sata 2.5 you want (I have a 250gb). But there is still the lack of games and features, and the servers are not the fastest.
Personally I wouldn't get rid of either.
I'm 34 but i still live with mum
'cause i love her
I can contribute useful and interesting information, see above ^
See, I was just informing you all about how Sony have managed to copy every feature the 360 has, and somehow made them so much better too, so it makes microsoft look pathetic. Although I have managed to not talk about how its not supported in old games, unless theyre patched, and then i'll have to play my old games again, which i already traded in because they were rubbish. Additionally i forgot to mention how poor the in game xmb implementation has been. But I'll be able to laugh again soon when firmware version 9.20 finally gets it right.
I get such a good feeling when i think about my PS3 not breaking and being so much better than the xbox.
re: @ Mark
I think's 10 or so, as I used to pretend I was someone else back then...
Just out of interest, how old are you?
I only ask because your comments reflect the excitement and fanboyism (if that’s a word) of a 10 year old.
Don't get me wrong, I think its great that someone of your age reads the Register instead of playing football or happy slapping or whatever children do during playtime these days.
Unfortunately, you come across as the kind of irritating person who shouts abuse or plays music over your headset while I'm playing COD4.