Recently a blog named 'PS3 Trophy Guides' has reported rumors of firmware 2.7 and what features it includes. While a lot of people would get excited, including me, if its all true, odds are its not, and here are my reasons behind it.
If you think it's a fake press agree.
press what for mayb? hehehe XD
let's just wait for gdc 2009 im sure sony will say something about this + home support don't forget,EA complex is coming too soon as well as capcom and the other 24 supporters I hope 2.7 is true psn is growing,the potential just make your head explode
Im exceptic on that one too... but hey we still have other nice "maybe" features.
how can one expect sony to incorporate all of those features in ONE update. Not saying its impossible, but like, thats a little too much.
It's fake. Since when did N4G allow sites with this bad spelling and grammar skills. There has been a total of 3 sites today, 2 of which had a .wordpress extension that got through approval with horrible content.
He brings up some good points except for this. Quote "A highly wanted feature, but more likely being saved for firmware 3.o" Sony have said that the numbers do not directly coincide with features. Yes, the major features are on the x.x0 updates, but a x.00 update is no different. Remember how uneventful 2.00 was? Oh, that's right! Most of these people running there own website/blog have only been PS3 owners for a short while.
Sev, Do you know anything about upcoming firmware features?
If you think its a fake, take some bubbles from this guy... he has too many
Johnny you have alot of bubbles.
Sev shall i remind you that your website is also a word press blog? It also at one point started out with a .wordpress and it also has grammar errors? Every website has to start somewhere................
@ Jidery, In 2 weeks it won't be a wordpress blog. We will be running our own stuff soon with a complete re-launch coming in 2 weeks. Yes we all have to start somewhere, start with buying a domain name, and mapping it to your wordpress blog. Then people will pay attention. You don't know how rough I had it when I first started out.
Wordpress blogs can be created in a matter of minutes and are easier to make than face book pages. What is really funny is that we have random blog talking about firmware, with no sources whatsoever, and now we another random blog trying to discredit it. I understand blogs are great, but people need to stop making random blogs approving/disaproving/stating/ discovering gaming. There should be like a background check on some of these blogs, because clearly they create stories for flamebait or to get degrees on N4g.com To the N4g users, please stop approving random blogs.
Why would he think voice messaging couldn't come until 3.0? In-Game XMB and Trophy Support were MUCH bigger and more important additions to the firmware than voice messaging, and they didn't bring about 3.0, they were like 2.40 or something like that. I think all of this stuff is more than capable of being in updates that are pre-3.0 ... Not saying 2.70 will have all this awesome stuff, but I don't think that any of this stuff would necessitate upping the firmware version to an all new integer.
2.4 was one of the most or maybe the most waited firmware and its not a ".0" number.^^
That's my point. The writer of the article that this story is from is saying that voice chat is more of a 3.0 feature. I say it's not, BECAUSE in-game XMB and trophies were just a feature in a random 2 point something (2.40 I think) update.
Exactly!! And with their track record of listing to people's complaints, i guess they would implement a new gamercard, and some new wanted features! Plus they teased that automatic trophy card will soon be available at their official website as well, so maybe its part of it! Hope its true... Remember guys that 2.4 was a significant update... It added trophies, new friends' list stuff, in-game xmb... So i wouldn't go far as to say that 2.7 might include most of the stuff on that list! Hopefully!! I would just like to hear some form of acknowledgement from Sony!
But you all know it's going to copy every single thing 360 has, and add more stuff by the time 3.0 comes out. so it doesn't really matter if this one is fake or not, 3.0 will add these things and more. that in game browser thing aside that is.
#1 and only reason it might be fake Not announced by sony.
Hmm, but to that credit many sites (credible) have announced upcoming features in firmware before Sony released a press release. CVG.com was on a roll for a while.
The problem with firmware "rumors", although I find them interesting to read, is that some do not take them as said: that they remain nothing but "rumors" until confirmed by Sony. Although there is nothing wrong with hoping that the list is correct (who wouldn't?), when Sony eventually releases FW 2.7 the official Playstation boards will undoubtedly get flooded with "but where is the in-game browser!" and "Sony promised us this!" etc... You would hope that people would have learned from the FW 2.0 debacle, but some unfortunately haven't. Ahh, the memories...
sh*t blog post ......
I wish someone can go up to the PS Dircertor of FW development and ask him when on Earth they will have in-game custom soundtracks for all titles. God damn..
That's not up to the people at Sony. The developers have to implement that feature intro their game. As for allowing music to be played the same way the 360 does...not possible. I think Microsoft has a patent on that feature.
its up to the Devs for that if you had read the ps3 blog when 2.4 came out...
There is no such patent, gta2800, stop reposting that long time fake nonsense again. The PS3 custom soundtrack feature works EXACTLY as the xbox360 feature right now. Like when the Xbox started with the feature games need to USE the provided api to allow it. The only difference is that Microsoft made it a required feature to get a license for the xbox360. The xbox1 had numerous games that did NOT support custom soundtracks even after the feature was included in the firmware. And several games where not patched ever to support it later on. I hope Sony makes it mandatory to use the feature for future releases, then the pointless blabber would end, and the moronic "but, but, but the patent!!!!" nonsense would cease.
Seriously, I need that explained to me. Who in the hell is this guy, and why should I care what he thinks?
2.7 cant be real... Sony do not treat their customers THAT good lol I want it to be real but we all know Sony doesnt value its customers enough to progress its console like this...
Funny Gamertime, last time I checked playing games online on the PS3 is still free. free. free. free. free. free. free. free. Free themes, In game XMB, etc were all features heavily requested and PS3 users got it all for F R E E. Think outside the box, tool.
why dont people just wait till Sony releases there updates they will when the updates are ready. and why do people make a blog on hearing from a friend come on people. let Sony take care of there business end release the info on the updates and release the updates when there ready. enjoy what you have enjoy the great games the ps3 has to play. and wait on Sony to release the info. and tell all those blogers who don't know any thing more then the rest of us to buzz off. there just wanting hits on there site lets stop feeding those people and those people who say the ps3 is dead if we ignore these people they will go away
in game internet browser pretty much confirmed that its fake.
why is that? some games have in-game browser like burnout paradise and MGS4
And Pain, Tekken 5 . . . hell, even [email protected] has internet access.
just about sums this whole fake or not fake thing up.
1/2 the sh1t on here is faked or rumored. everyone thinks they are an inside analysis these days.
256 MB of GDDR3 ram (average ram) + <--------- 256 MB of XDR ram (wicked fast awesome ram) = 512 MB of ram
256 MB of GDDR3 video ram (average ram) + <--------- 256 MB of XDR ram (wicked fast awesome ram) = 256 MB of available ram to the browser.
I hope they're true. Cause once PSN matches LIVE, Microsoft will be forced to make xbox live free. Otherwise what arguments would people have? PSN just keeps getting better and better and it will be equal, if not, better than live at some point and the PSN haters will have no more reasons to justify their LIVE subscription.
Personally, I'm hoping that automatic trophy sync is at least implemented in 2.7. Voice messaging would be hella-sweet, but I doubt that it will make it in for 2.7.
I don't think the author understands why the previous article was labelled a rumour. lol.
Its labeled a rumor, and people want to know if its true. I am trying to be nice by showing them that a lot of this firmware is to good to be true.
But, it's irrelevant, whether it's true or not has yet to be seen, speculating one way or another is rather pointless...and although many people will do it, it's not worth writing an article about IMO. People already speculated within the first article, what you posted here as an article could be simply posted as a comment on the original. You can't be sure what you believe on the subject is valid because it's based on speculation. Essentially a rumour as well. Rumours debunking rumours?....awesome.
Why do so many people think the PS3 only has 256MB of RAM? It has two 256MBs of RAM, and when you add that together, that equals 512. I'm really good at adding, especially with calculators. And I'm probably wrong, but isn't that whole Flex I/O thing there to make accessing the video RAM easier, so it's almost like having a pool of 512MB, but with each half better at a certain thing? That's seriously a question, so if somebody could answer that, that'd be huge. Thanks!
Video ram is used for textures, and basically everything you see on the screen when your playing. System ram is used for AI, Physics, and basically all the back ground stuff. The web browser wont need a lot of video ram, it will need a log of RAM.
So is it basically like the system RAM can be use as a "last resort" for video stuff, like textures, if it's needed, but with some sort of difficulty or penalty or something?
since when did word press became newsworthy sites around here
killzone 2 already has ingame web browser,,,, nothing new with that really. Oh yeah, so did MGS4. Not really search engine stuff, but its there even without a firmware update.
Ok for who ever said that the Internet Browser is not Possible, remember FW 2.0, yeah. Sony added the ability for games to use the HDD as virtual memory. Therefore the ps3 is not longer limited to those main and video rams, but it can now use more to execute the Browser. Although the virtual ram is not as good as the physical ram it is a possibility.
sony might want to make this update at 2.7 .so the can do a big dashboard thing up date on 3,0 like xbox did at the end of last year including game invites . who ells thinks thats a possibility talk back loll
one day you'll be able to do anthing during a game. These guys are professional programers, perfection need time. Play Beyond!
While the web browser thing seems fake because of the ram restrictions, Why wouldn't it be possible to use the hard disk to run the web browser, albeit a little slow. And the PSP has a web browser that only has 32mb, but it works. I know it would be nice to have a game guide loaded up on the web browser, as you played through a game. And I don't really see his point in all this has to be the 'big' 3.0 for voice features. Sony never did it that way before. '2.4' was the biggest one so far that had in-game xmb and trophies. This all actually seems plausible - i hope its true.
I stopped reading after that, it actually has 512mb, and half of it is super fast.
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