PS3 Firmware 2.70 to launch in April, says dev
- Posted March 25th, 2009 at 09:54 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 44 Comments
An anonymous developer source has been whispering in Eurogamer’s ear this morning claiming that Sony is planning to release its forthcoming PlayStation 3 Firmware 2.70 update next month.
VG247 was told last night that a number of developers are now in possession of the update, which would apparently go live at some point “this week.” However, it now appears we won’t be seeing it until some time in April.
In related news, Resistance 2’s James Stevenson revealed that the game’s upcoming patch will not function without the latest PS3 Firmware update. According to an earlier report, the patch was originally planned to go live on March 26.
“Resistance 2 is the first game to fully log-in two PSN accounts. LBP only logs you in locally, and does not register both accounts as online through PSN,” he said. “This is a big difference, and what is required for split-screen online co-op with other folks.
“And it was dependent on a Sony update, hence why it wasn’t in when the game shipped.”
We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more info.
- 10:05am EDT - March 25th, 2009
- 10:40am EDT - March 25th, 2009
- 10:51am EDT - March 25th, 2009
hummm...someone smells killzone 2 co op ????
- 11:41am EDT - March 25th, 2009
nice, i love resistance 2, an now there is a new update comin for, EVEN BETTER, cant wait for new firmware
- 11:47am EDT - March 25th, 2009
Sweet can't wait to see what Sony has for us in this update.
- 11:50am EDT - March 25th, 2009
Number # 15 is an azz hole! Resistance 1 & 2 are both good on & offline 1 of the best video games stories around next to Killzone 2.
- 12:20pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
There is some rumor that has actually started to pick up steam such as this mysterious bomb Sony is set to drop during the conference. Its difficult to say if there is any merit to the rumor, but apparently Sony is set to announce a game that will move PS3s. Some have speculated that it could be Grand Theft Auto V or Metal Gear Solid V.
- 12:24pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
Resident Evil 5 needs this, so my friend wont have to bring over his 13" TV and PS3 all the time (He has no net, though hes only in town for a week xD)
- 1:10pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
IT'S ABOUT $%^&*#$ TIME!
I'm suprised I havn't heard people complaining about this problem very much. Can't wait for this. Any chance we'll be able to change profiles in-game now too? I know you wouldn't be able to in the middle of a game but at least being able to do it on the menu or in-between games without having to completely exit the game would be nice.
- 1:39pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
it's probably for killzone2 co-op
- 2:35pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
- 2:57pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
I hope they patch Warhawk somehow xD
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- 3:05pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
suck mine Xpoox 3fixme
- 3:11pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
Split screen what is this 1990... Where the @#$% are the basics needed on PSN Custom soundtracks in every game, Cross invite/chat/party chat in every games, being able to join a friend's game from the dashboard in every game... Come on Sony I paid $600 for this system an give me something I WILL use... I Love this system but come on.... Free online or not I spent $600 dollars I want these features
- 3:47pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
I think they should make an update where you can have a feature that lets you change the font color and a black background color because the "original" one is not all black it changes in between colors (at least for me) and a theme that you can modify how ever you want.
- 3:55pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
Obviously if the FW isn't launching tomorrow, then they will postpone the R2 patch. It would be useless if they launched it tomorrow without the FW 2.7.
- 4:28pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
This would be sweet for warhawk
- 4:45pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
nice one sony :) best update yet by the sounds of things
- 7:44pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
- 8:38pm EDT - March 25th, 2009
@ 5 it said the resistance 2 patch wasnt released it said it was scheduled for release today but it wasnt and i wonder what lese there will be other than that
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