PS3 Firmware 2.70 to launch in April, says dev

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.

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