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.
- 2:19pm EST - December 8th, 2007
Very good news, go Sony/
- 3:49pm EST - December 8th, 2007
I am not really sure what I think of this. I kind of like the firmware updates it shows Sony is working continually on improving the system. I am also worried that we get an update once a month or once every two months. How long is it going to take to download these huge updates? I say once the update is ready send them out don't try and put time comstraints on them.
- 12:29pm EST - December 9th, 2007
I don't understand why people whine about firmware updates. I mean, unless you're on dial-up or something, they don't take long. Sony has consistently been adding features, fixes and functionality to the PS3 via these updates. I don't see that as a bad thing. We could have it like the 360 and get like what, one update a quarter? I think people would just complain then that they didn't get updated often enough. Until HOME, Divx playback, XMB access, etc is done, I EXPECT to get updates as features are available. After that, I'm sure they'll cycle back, and I'd still rather get features when they're ready.
- 1:50pm EST - December 9th, 2007
Hmm.. i rather enjoy getting new firmware... :-(
- 8:15am EST - December 11th, 2007
- 9:52am EST - January 2nd, 2008
What'a the big deal about firmware updates? They take less than 10 minutes and they make the PS3 better. I don't get what people are crying about.
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