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Sony confirms July 2 release for Firmware 2.40

on 30 June 2008

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today that the highly anticipated Firmware 2.40 update for PlayStation 3 will be available for download on July 2.

This latest update adds the highly requested XcrossMediaBar (XMB), allowing users access to the PS3 menu at anytime during gameplay by hitting the PS button on your control pad.

Using this functionality, gamers can check to see if any of their friends are currently online, send and receive messages as well as changing various settings without having to quit your current game.

As promised, a Trophies system has also been implemented, which acts as a means of tracking the number of achievements that the player has accumulated. In addition to Super Stardust HD, the following first party titles will offer Trophy support:

  •    -BUZZ! Quiz TV
  •    -LittleBigPlanet
  •    -MotorStorm Pacific Rift
  •    -NBA 09 - PS3
  •    -PAIN
  •    -PixelJunk Eden
  •    -Resistance 2
  •    -SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation
  •    -Warhawk