GamesCom: Firmware 3.0 unleashed on September 1st
- Posted August 18th, 2009 at 20:28 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 64 Comments
Sony has today revealed that Firmware 3.0 for PlayStation 3 will be rolled out on September 1, 2009.
According to the chaps at CVG, this latest update adds a plethroa of features, among which include animated XMB themes (one such example was illustrated during Sony's GamesCom press conference earlier today, which had LittleBigPlanet's SackBoy running around a globe behind the PS3's menu items)
In addition, Firmware 3.0 also adds a 'Whats New' section, BBC iPlayer, along with various "other great interface changes." That's all the info we have available at present, though we hope to bring you more on the update later this week.
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- 11:02pm EDT - August 18th, 2009
that animated theme sounds cool
- 12:42am EDT - August 19th, 2009
Sony brags that is the most state of the art gaming console.....
And still no cross game chat, or any mention of it coming in the near future.
- 12:46am EDT - August 19th, 2009
How about cross game chat?
- 1:07am EDT - August 19th, 2009
that awsome i cant wait to see it
- 2:30am EDT - August 19th, 2009
Finally god damiit ive been waiting since the start for animated themes. i dont care much about the ither stuff its just the themes im so hyped about!
- 2:39am EDT - August 19th, 2009
for the people that keep goin on about "backwards compatibility".........PLEASE SHUT UP, if you really wanna play PS2 games then go and get a PS2. they're goin for £29.99 on tesco online and the PS2 has become smaller than a ps3 game case so you'll hardly notice its there....and all for the price of a ps3 game. SIMPLES
- 2:47am EDT - August 19th, 2009
- 3:38am EDT - August 19th, 2009
reduce the lag
- 4:32am EDT - August 19th, 2009
um so what about firmware 2.90 we just giving that a miss are we?
and thats not to far away sounds good sony dont release info and come september 1 in however many days we will get a nice surprise :)
- 4:50am EDT - August 19th, 2009
I'll just wait for 'cross-game chat' to come out and see what all the nay-sayers think of it then. Just take for example, someone is playing a new game you're really hyped about, you send them message saying 'whats the game like?', they are only gonna send back a 'its awsome' or something along those lines because they aren't going to be bothered typing a book for you. Where as you could just use cross-game chat and talk to them and they could explain everything to you without having to do anything apart from get into the chat.
Also you might have a real life friend and want to talk to them but they are playing a game and you don't want to have to play that game to talk to them or waste money on calling them (personally I'd rather free chat than pay for on phone).
That is only 2 reasons why, pretty much voice > text, it's faster and more detailed.
- 5:15am EDT - August 19th, 2009
hopefully the iplayer and stuff arent as slow as the youtube they have very annoying...........wanna see the new themes :D
- 5:16am EDT - August 19th, 2009
@oatmeal what a stupid comment, why would you not want to chat to someone just because they are playing a different game? In fact quite often i have seen my friends online playing a different game to me and would love to be able to chat to them, whilst getting on with my game.
Its called socialising!
- 5:32am EDT - August 19th, 2009
- 5:55am EDT - August 19th, 2009
bbc i player sounds great add in the coming video store this still makes the ps3 the best home entertainment unit on the market place to date. however i think the new slim ps3 looks cheap
- 6:24am EDT - August 19th, 2009
I just wish they updated the flash player in the web browser.
- 6:51am EDT - August 19th, 2009
Well done Sony, you've got me excited! First time since you announced the Ps3 was comin soon! :P
- 8:13am EDT - August 19th, 2009
BBC iplayer yes
- 8:27am EDT - August 19th, 2009
Sounds wicked! there more info on the link below:
- 10:19am EDT - August 19th, 2009
Thank god! new avatars!!! :D
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