IncGamers has learned from Sony it is unlikely there will be a firmware update for the PS3 this week. After rumours the 2.70 firmware will be available, a Sony spokesperson refused to comment on the legitimacy of the source.
It's a shame, because there was talk of it being released with the Resistance update.
And then there were talk of it releasing with the Killzone patch yesterday.. And there will be talk about it releasing thursday on the PSN store update... And there will be talk... Its killing me too! I want the update with all the cool features that have been rumoured but lets give a rest and wait for the PS blog update to see whats coming. I hope 2.70 isnt just a ´´Stability Improvment for PS3 titles``
I agree, definitely a shame. Any idea how far along they are with the firmware?
Here is the issue. Sony has been very firm about confirmations and denials lately. The PS3 price drop is a good example. No price drop planned? Sony stepped in and squashed it...immediately. Why not do the same here. Why the comments from Insomniac about 2.70? I am not saying it is coming. But if it wasn't then as of late Sony would typically have stepped in and said so in a firm manner.
This isn't the type of announcement that needs any secrecy. It's just a system's update. I see no reason why Sony would hide the info, or persuade developers to keep mum on the issue. If they were planning an update soon, I would think they would just say what it is and when it was coming out. All this hype surrounding an update....sheesh. I think chances are pretty good it's not coming in the immediate future. This kind of reminds me about the hype revolving around the announcement today. We knew ahead of time it was going to be a PS2 price but because you can't give that news to retailers all over the world and not have somebody blab. That's why I knew it wouldn't be a PS3 price cut. If it was, some 14 year old emo kid working at Gamestop would have scanned a flyer or something. There was nothing like that except the scans of the PS2 price drop. Go back to playing games, people! It'll be released when it's ready.
The reasoning for it being thought it would be released with the R2 update was both unfounded and completely uninformed. The reason people thought that was because of the dual PSN sign in feature with R2. People were thinking a FW update was needed to allow for it and they were right but that FW feature came in an earlier version of firmware.
Who am I? Just another person on the internet, so trust it or not, the firmware update includes little more than security/PS3-format compatibility. It IS coming soon, but will disappoint if you think it includes cross-game chat, voice messaging, etc. It is installed on some PS3s already, while the firmware may make a few changes yet to be seen, I'm certain that in its current state 2.70 is security/compatibility only.
phew, thanks for clearing that up for us stalkingsilence, i like how you backed that up with some hard evi....... oh... wait you didnt..
Damn rumour mill!
we will get sooner or later the most important thing is to put as many features as possible in one update and again wait for the official sony word on the subject and dont hype it cause we dont want them ( sony ) to rush it why always sony gets all the hype cause they want us to be disappointed who are they ( the biased websites )
The Rumor Mill seems to be the only place where people still have jobs.
It's still not 100% either way.
sony would of debunked it by now when it was very first announced
I love April Fool's. The one day of the year when everyone thinks it's acceptable to be incredibly annoying! At least some people make it amusing...
I know. But Thursday is the usual update day, and it's one day after April Fool's. I don't find it hard to consider the two being linked, particularly after reading that article.
Damn, it's going to be a day of back and forth articles over this firmware release.
if they do not know when the heck its comeing they need to stop talking about it saying it might be comeing. that goes for forum posters as well who just need to stop all this nonsence.
Soo... Because they refuse to comment on rumour and speculation instantly means it's not coming? Is it not possible, that Sony want to announce it in their own time, and not when any Tom, Roger or Harry asks when it's coming? Just wait, it may come Thursday, it may not. Just remember, that companies often say the opposite of the truth.
What? Ever??! Stupid flamebait title. Ofcource its coming, but when? who knows...
It will come eventually , fingers crossed..
awww shucks I was hoping for an updated voice changer!
Now your calling me any tom ,d i ck or harry lol .. I am hoping the source of my info will come good because if not this will backfire in my face.As some people are saying Sony have not commented on if or not it is coming thursday so that leaves me hopeful that my source is good. I think the only reason this has created so much hype is due to the fact Ps3 gamers are probably hoping all the features they are looking for will be included. lest just wait and see.
ARGH!I hate all this confusion. 1 article says its coming thursday, another saying its not both in 1 day. I just want sony to fill us in offically. (Even though they haven't really said much about it themselves)
I'll believe the FW release date when I read it on the Playstation Blog and not before. The same goes for the features, if any, that it will bring. There has simply been too much unfounded and uneducated guessing as to when the update is coming. People thinking it was coming with the R2 patch is a prime example.
What's going on sony.....
It's coming tomorrow!! 2.70 ftw/
all i gotta say is Sony can give a rats ass about the firmware. They dont want us to be able to use it. If they update it they'll be saying they know they did a half ass job with it from the get go. I don understand why voice chat/emails have to be so hard and in game cross chat wasn't in it when the system came out.
We just got to keep giving Sony all kinds of ideas on what we want and hope for the best. You know that Sony wants to be the #1 console just like any other. I do agree that it is taking them too long to put some pretty basic stuff in their XMB like cross game invite and chat but maybe its a lot harder to integrate know than if they thought of it from Day 1. What i want most of all though is to be able to press my PS button when a message comes up and go directly to that message, that would be sweet, and o a....VOICE MESSAGES!!!
When is this "big news" supposed to hit, exactly?
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