Director of PlayStation Network Operations Eric Lempel has posted a statement about the upcoming 2.36 and 2.40 firmware system updates on the Official PlayStation Blog, confirming improved system stability, In-Game XMB and trophies.
"A new PlayStation 3 firmware update (v2.36) will be launching soon, improving system stability when playing select PlayStation format software titles," wrote Lempel.
"We’re also happy to officially report that the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will include 'XMB' access in-game. The update will also include 'trophies,' an exciting new feature that we’ll be providing more details on soon, as well as some other new enhancements."
According to rumor reports the v2.40 firmware update was supposed to hit June 18, however seeing as that is tomorrow and firmware v2.36 has yet to launch, it's highly improbable. Stay tuned to PSU.com though for more information on future firmware updates and details.