VG247: Just got this from a prominent PS3 developer at GDC: "PS3 Firmware 2.70 definitely this week. Developers got it yesterday."
But what's really in it?
Sony never confirm or stated what was in 2.70. However, SONY never outright denied it. That's the problem. I know sometimes companies don't like to talk so they don't like to put things on the record. However, sometime I wish SONY would come out and say "It's not what has bee rumored"....if it is what has been rumored. I have this funny feeling that it's just stabilization procedures and may one feature like a picture capture. I could be wrong and I'm the first to admit I'm wrong. We'll see though. ^_^
i think its sick that we get updates so huge and so often...everytime turning potential into reality, then surpassing it. I love sony, not because im a loyalist or bcuz i hate ms or nintendo but bcuz of the mere fact that i know that no matter what happens, if i buy their console, im gonna be taken care of.
Cross game chat and voice msg'ing was "in development". And as this update has been "in development" I would say that those two are definetly in it.
Better keep your expectations low so u wont get dissapointed.
I think we should keep our expectations low so our temperature won't rise if what we believe is in the 2.70 update, doesn't come into fruition. Trust me, I hope it does and I would gladly celebrate with you guys but um if it doesn't happene...oh boy.
Keeping expectations low, the last few firmwares were uspposed to be epic and they really weren't. I'd still be delighted if in-game screenshots was made, as in for games.
Oh dear, its always a bad sign when you hear "the developers now have it" it basically means any new in game features require a patch....Which means itll never happen... I really hope its a universal system...Like in game messaging, not like custom soundtracks...
Because of the "developers got it yesterday" statement, it means there must be something good in the firmware. Maybe cross game chat/invites but I won't get my hopes up.
THI PS'TRIIZ IZ GING 2 BIIN EBLE TO COOK UZ MEALZ! Ok maybe not...
Not necessarily Mindboggle. That would apply to games in a very narrow window that were in Q&A and final versions of those games could not be tested for compatibility during the final testing of the 2.70 update. The only two that come close to that mark are Wanted and Red Alert. But seeing as the PS3 team in charges of the updates had at least 3 weeks to check the gold master of those games then there should not be an issue.
not neccessarily 'all' the features need to be patched by devs...in game xmb worked across the board at release...it was trophies that needed patched by individual devs for 2.40... in game chat will most likely work when 2.70 releases...if its actually in there...that is all functionality of the xmb that needed optimized to run in game...xmb functions now have nothing to do with the game itself...all to do with what amount of Ram Sony has blocked off for OS operations...its rumored to be around 50 megs as of 2.40...so Sony only has that 50mb to work with for XMB functions...as they optimize the OS more and more (effectively the xmb), they can add new features without needing more memory during gameplay... its cross game invites and the expanded Home integration with gameplay that will most likely need partches from devs...the cross game invites thing will most likely be a mess for the rest of the year...two many games handle party systems too differently... this is all of course assuming the rumored features for 2.70 are actually in this next FW update...but dedicated in game chat to online friends is most likely in it...they said a long time ago that it was just a matter of time to be possible with the current os requirements...
I really hope so. If 2.7 does include cross game chat or internet browser in game, i just hope its not down to the developers to patch their games to support it, as it just wont happen....
Remember 2.40? There was quite a big build up by Sony on their blog about the firmware more than a week in advance. If this comes out this week, then it can't have features like voice messaging and in-game voice chat because that's worth shouting about!
@Sarcasm 3 years is a long time don't you think? Don't let your fanboyism effect your way of thinking I want to talk to my friends while playing different games and send invites. Is that too much to ask? In a way I see why it's taking too long to get these options, because PSN is free, so I can understand why it's not up to power yet.
I just hope its more than media player updates.
'@1.4 - "Guys Better keep your expectations low so u wont get dissapointed." Yeah after playing home...' That's your problem right there. Home is not a game!
It has been out 2 years. Why do people see it as that important? Is it because the 360 has it that you suddenly want it? I just send a message saying want to play whatever then when I get a yes switch games... It's not that hard...
Mindboggle, I understand the concern. I picked up both RA3 and Wanted today and if there is an update issue I'll pm you. I know what you mean about the need to patch to support. That would entail readjusting the way a title uses assets. I wouldn't think that would happen. The main reason? The impending R2 patch. If 2.70 is coming this week, it is doubtful they would release something that required a dev patch in the face of a game patch that doesn't include the chat feature. I will say that if 2.70 isn't released tomorrow then I do not believe it will arrive on Thursday, the same day as the PSN store is updated. That is typically something Sony would avoid.
ok guys SUP tp all of you .. i got some newss lol... some people from my friends list have the comment as 2.70 i was like wtf are they talking about ... well i ask and so hapens that some people got it ... i look for it on fw update but nothing thing is they really did get it i didnt belive one of them went on cam and well.. it dos say he as 2.70 but his XMB is lock now he cant do anything same for another 3 guys .. il try keeping u guys up to date .. UPDATE: the fw comes with something named CCT for now none of them are ble to open it but its there ... Update2 : all of them said asking with out them knowing th e update was there about 3 to 3 and a half hours ago...
Personally, i am going to keep my hopes UP for the update, because even if I dont get what i want, it really isnt that big of a thing. But i do think Ill get what I want most from the update : a quicker in-game XMB. Its SOOO slow right now..
What xztence said but... every time Sony releases a FW update it does have something good. Im just happy they keep releasing FW updates & keep improving home at no extra charge
(and no is not only me my cusins is donw he lives 3 hours away and 2 more family ps3s went down here in toronto ...
This is not a blogging zone, keep it a comment (i.e.short and to the point)
called out p s3 fan fvck edit to morganfell you are the biggest douche on n4g
dont expect anything big guys. the only thing you should expect is multiple PSN logins. R2 patch 1.5 confirms that its getting it. all it needs is this update.
What does the multiple PSN logins entail? Just curious. EDIT: Okay, appreciate it man.
I think it means that if multiple people are playing a game on the same system (local multiplayer), each person will be able to use separate profiles so they can earn their own trophies and use their own data.
Even after what Psyonix Jerad(sp?) said?..... I'm finding it very hard to NOT be excited.
I'm pretty sure you're wrong, I remember a while back a quote from Insomniac games said they were addressing the issue with the second player of co op and not being able to sign in to their PSN account and which they replied they couldn't do it before but with the new firmware update out (2.60) now they could do it and on thursday they're releasing a patch for it. And I'm pretty sure if developers got it now there's no way insomniac could pull off a patch and play test it that fast. So pretty much Multiple PSN login was added in the last firmware 2.60
Wow, multiple accounts would make it very easy to boost in CoD4.
Will be epic.
getting interesting. looks like it will happen. PS blog no doubt reveal it all in a video walkthrough a day before release.
u can sign into more than 1 account at a time lets say u got 2 ps3 controllers and 2 accounts u can sign into both at once and get trophies for both if its a co op game or w.e
COME ON SONY!!! SPILL THE BEANS ALREADY!!!
Updates are always good. Wonder if teh rumors are true...
Either the BABOONS begin to unite, and demand free XBL or they'll just continue to look even dumber in the minds of the educated gamers .....AAHAHAHAHHAHAHA Year after year M$ continues to butt rape these BABOONS and they just keep putting up with it....AAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA I realize now that when people say "nobody's perfect", they're referring to the BABOONS....AHAHAHHAHHAHA The poor BABOONS started this war in 2005, but the poor souls of the gaming industry didn't know what they were up against. Now they just have to retreat back to their parents basements cause they either used up all their ammo, or Sony took it from them ....AAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH OWNED!!!!
Another great year for the PS3. The value of PS3 is getting better each day! :D
definitely! we couldn't ask for it to get any better. XI is great too
PSN is better bigger and Free!!!!! Xbox live will not be free 360 fantards not deserving it. hahahaha
wow guys. There have been many rumors lately of a new firmware update. I think its gonna happen. Actually I'm kind of excited :P
DAMN you must know something that we dont
they almost always come out within 12 hours of when sony officially announces it... in fact they almost always drop on a Tuesday night as well...at least major updates (not the little .0x updates)... yeah I agree...I would put money on it being around midnight or very early Wednesday morning...
I bet 2 cents that it won't. The bet is on!!!!!
I want redesigned trophy cards along with a more robust friends list. Also, cross game chat would be cool. Maybe a slight XMB makeover?
With custom themes and they are all rampant on the internet. If you are talking terms of how the XMB works then sorry, I don't see Sony changing that anytime soon. That is their signature platform OS on TV's, PSP and the PS3.
Oh, I know about themes, don't worry I'm not a caveman. I was just hoping for something more flashy or something, but that's just me hoping. It would be cool if Sony could give out tools to users so they can change the UI, so they can set it up the way they like and put them up online much like themes. That would not work well because of probably complicated coding and what not (not a wiz on this stuff). Well, that was just me thinking out loud.
yeah that isn't likely...Sony won many awards for the XMB as a UI...not sure who cares about that kind of thing, but its definitely something they want to keep unified across all their products it seems...
One funny thing would be if they did a slide show XMB like XBL but upwards and downwards instead of side to side. Microsoft would go ape sh*t.
@Stephanie Lol, Baulmer would go ballistic. "Sony! Why?! I hate you!" *Greenburg pounding his meat in the corner with the same facial expression a deer has when a car with headlights on is about to hit it* LOL, bubbles 4 everyone!!! ...not
Id be happy if what you guys are talking about is true being able to play co-op games etc and have it update for each of you. Usually I just copy my data from my friend/family ps3 onto mine. This would be extremely more convenient.
Copying doesn't copy any trophies for you (well, they will be there anyway - because they are not stored on the machine, but on the server side). But in co-ops you don't earn trophies if you play with your friend on his account. You'd need to log in with your own PSN ID while playing co-op with your friend so the game can "assign" the trophy to you, not your friend's ID. Out of curiosity, say you don't own the game, but your friend does, and now all of a sudden you get trophies for a game you don't own. Isn't that cheating... ? hm ... BTW: The only (co-op) game which does that ATM is R2 (with the 1.5 patch), not sure about LBP (this allows you to use local accounts of others, not sure if you collect trophies as well).
Im getting a little tired of having to stop my game to type a message to one of my friends.
remember before when we had too exit the game just to read the message and see who is online? That seems like ages ago.
@ the hater not only that but also when the PS store was html based. updated in 2.20 I think.
That store was pure garbage dude. It use too take forever to load
the good ol' days! It is pretty impressive how far Sony has taken the PS3 through firmware updates over the past year or two.
ahh brings me back. I got my PS3 with 2.10 so I got to experience ps store redesign 2.30 and in-game xmb 2.40
Wow, you serious? I had no idea it was like that, I can see why people slated the PS3 so much at launch. I'm glad I got mine with MGS4, the PS3 has gone from strength to strength since then.
good news.. keep em comming.... and does any one knows when the keynotes are.... peace
Cross game chat means if you are playing Resident Evil 5 and your friend is playing Gran Turismo you can still talk to each other on your mics. Different games, not same game.
I really hope in cross game chat, it would be great.
Kind of lame that no one is telling us what's included in it.
Can't wait to see what it entails.
Whats the point of all this hiding. Just let us users know what the update is!
Apparently, i heard it goes live thursday. Not sure what's in and whats not though. What i'd love. AD2P Audio recording messages - 30sec cap. Cross game invites. More control over folders. Renaming them in XMB, Copy and paste etc as well. Not bothered about in game music, your music. etc, i know some of you want it. Charging of controllers while PS3 is in standby would be good. Either way, i'm excited.:)
I would like the option to charge controllers in standby as well, the standard usb > mini usb cable provided isn't long enough for me :(.
Too bad for rcharging the controllers because it is a hardware limitation that makes it impossible. Hence the reason why there is that AC > 2 USB ports for ps controllers.
all i care about is that they add a notification which stays when you get a msg. i always get messages and i miss the first notification then after a couple of days i find out i got 3-4 old messages which is annoying