Firmware updates to be less frequent
- Posted December 8th, 2007 at 05:11 EDT by
- 46 Comments
It's good news all round for PlayStation 3 gamers, after Sony revealed that they are hoping to make firmware updates less frequent.
Many fans are getting frustrated by the sheer number of firmware updates seen recently, particularly as many bring just minor updates. Not that we mind when there are major updates, though.
Eric Lempel, PlayStation Director of Network Operations, told MTV: "We're trying to certainly cut down on the amount of times we do it. But on occasion when we've got these good features ready to go, let's give them out to the consumers. Let's get them out there. We definitely understand that it does happen frequently and that can be somewhat annoying to some users."
Although gamers can continue to play their games without the firmware updates, they are unable to sign in to PlayStation Network and therefore are unable to participate in online gaming.
One more firmware update is still expected this year, with the much-desired in-game XMB, custom soundtracks and friends list functionality rumoured to be included.
- 12:17am EST - December 8th, 2007
fIRM WARE UPDATES ARE NOT A PROPLEM AT ALL. IF ANYTHING THEY R GREAT. ADD ONS AND UPDATES BRING NEW THINGS TO THE TABLE. WHICH IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS MADE PSP's SO SUCESSFUL. i WAS HOPEING THEY WOULD GET A NEW FIRMWARE UPDATE TO FIX THAT FREE TIMESHIFT DEMO. IT STILL WONT INSTALL ON MY PS3.
- 12:25am EST - December 8th, 2007
That's a great difference with Xbox360 there, why cut it off?
No-PSN isn't an excuse for frustration, it's not a big deal to let the PS3 download the update, then install it. I like knowing that a new firmware can be released any time soon, rather than hopig to see a new one in the next six months!
- 12:39am EST - December 8th, 2007
well, the recent number firmware updates was never a issue for me .
Sniperwithacause | Sniperwithacause
- 12:50am EST - December 8th, 2007
Every two months sounds nice. The only reason for the so called sheer number of updates is because, their original updates aren't working with all PS3's. Thats not a big deal to me because, i've been one of those ppl that have needed the minor update here and there.
- 12:53am EST - December 8th, 2007
In-Game-XMB better be in the next update!
- 12:55am EST - December 8th, 2007
awesome!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!! Xmb and friend list with musictracks!!!!!!!!!!
- 1:03am EST - December 8th, 2007
i just cant wait for divx to happen!!!
- 1:04am EST - December 8th, 2007
If it's needed then bring it, so long as we DO need it!
I hear X360 already has Divx!
- 1:11am EST - December 8th, 2007
I really am not bothered with updates. I guess they're reffering to people who have slow internet connections and therefore resulting in them waiting a long time for the update to completely download.
- 1:20am EST - December 8th, 2007
i personally get a buzz off firmware updates, no matter how small they are...
damn im so g33ky
- 1:52am EST - December 8th, 2007
The less updates the better.
- 2:25am EST - December 8th, 2007
they are really a pain in the a** for some1 like me
- 2:40am EST - December 8th, 2007
Enough with that "I want in game XMB" thing. It's starting to get anoying.
- 2:54am EST - December 8th, 2007
This is so nice, now the firmware updates can be bigger and with less errors in them! Good!
- 3:00am EST - December 8th, 2007
dude i love firmware updates tho lol
- 3:01am EST - December 8th, 2007
- 3:20am EST - December 8th, 2007
anyone who sees firmware updates as "issues" or "annoyances" doesnt deserve a ps3...
- 3:21am EST - December 8th, 2007
The article starts 'It's good news all round for PlayStation 3 gamers' but after reading the post in here it seems its not good news as we all want frequent updates.
Recently its been frequent with monir updates but thats for fixes. Firmware updates for add-on and so forth have been far apart. Since the launch of PS3 there hasn't been much added to the PS3 in terms of features.
How can Sony stop frequent updates anyway? There's always going to be bugs for games and network so we would need the patch.
- 3:38am EST - December 8th, 2007
I love firmware updates. They keep me... ah... well up to date. If there is a problem, although there isn't and never will be, I like to know that there will be an update coming to town to fix that small problem. As far as my penny counts, Keep them coming!
primalbreath | jdawg222
- 3:41am EST - December 8th, 2007
i dont mind them at all , actually look forward to them. bring on the next big update with all "supposed " features, and how about a sweet web browser that supports every thing firefox does or something with out having to install linux or buying something to play vids and hear music
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