Firmware 2.4 due in three weeks time; features revealed
- Posted June 25th, 2008 at 08:12 EDT by Michael Harradence
According to reports from CVG, Sony is planning on launching its upcoming Firmware 2.4 update for the PlayStation 3 in around three weeks time, coinciding with the E3 Media and Business Summit next month.
Previous reports suggested that the update would arrive some time next week; however, according to the website’s anonymous source, this is no longer the case.
More interestingly, however, is the supposed list of final features that consumers will be able to access via the XMB when it launches.
· Friend category
· View, send, receive messages
· Manage downloads
· Set the vibration feature of the controller
· Sign in to PlayStation Network
· Register friends
· Manage Bluetooth devices
· Terminate the game
· Music category
· Use the system BGM
· Work the system BGM operation panel
· Settings category
· Assign controllers
· View profiles
· Game category
· Set audio devices
· Use the voice changer
Users will also be able to play back their own music via the XMB’s Music column, though it is currently unknown whether or not this feature will be compatible with all software, or simply those created with the most recent development tools.
Sony has yet to issue comment on any of the above, so stay tuned for any further information as it becomes available.