TheGamerAccess.com was just browsing SCEA's Press information website when they noticed something very strange. While looking at the contents, I saw "PS3 Debug Firmware Update 2.80". Looks like PS3 FW 2.80 could be announced any moment now!
Let it be something useful. Last firmwares have been worthless. Upgrade/stabilize the browser... IN GAME VOICE CHAT. Thats all I want and need at this point. The rest is just icing.
I can see the video walkthrough now...
(hope i got the name right) Firmware 2.8 won't be much of anything special, hence you haven't heard anything about it, but X-Game voice chat was going to be a main feature for firmware 3.0 (coming later in the year). So i wouldn't get too hyped up over 2.8. On a sidenote: I like to bathe in mustard.
I'm sure you're right, but I hope you aren't
I don't want to see any "OMG Sony WTH where is cross-game invites?" or "where's in-game voice chat?" if they are not included in the firmware. Sony knows that you want it, so be patient. And remember, Sony is a business not charity.
Super Secret says it's nothing major, nothing to be too excited over he also says that FM 3.00 will have ingame voice chat, so we shall have to wait a bit longer
super-secret might be right then 0.0 so he must know what hes talking about because he knew this before anyone
I think in-game XMB was a bigger step than cross-game voice chat or private voice messages, and the in-game XMB came with FW 2.40, so why couldn't the other voice features come in 2.80?
So then the PS3 slim is real
whoelse, If you dont want to hear it. Dont listen. Gamers want it so they gave us text chat. Next time I want a kiss I want my girl to kick me in the teeth and let me know I got mouth contact. Sony needs to release xgame chat. I dont want to hear gamers defending them. If they have time to make a stupid photo gallery program, they have time for xgame chat.
I'd like the ability to use a custom avatar.
I'm not getting my hopes up this time.
I'm not saying people shouldn't ask for these features but Sony knows how much people want them. People screaming about the lack of features that they wanted after every update gets in the way of constructive feedback.
I agree with Lifendz I want a Custom avatar to :(
I only used that dumb photo gallery once and never again cus it's too slow compared to just flipping through pics at the XMB. Text Chat was meh; I don't like pausing a game to type a few words only to get them bleeped out. It bleeps the stupidest things! Examples: "notifi" - WTF? "lolo" - again WTF? "sunglass" and "glass" - LOL And if you type a few numbers in a row like 838464 it blocks them all out. The worst part about disappointing FW, is that you know it's gonna be a long time to the next (probably disappointing) FW is released. I'm only harsh on Sony cus I love them. Edit: FW 2.8 OFFICIALLY announced (and disappointing): http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News...
Wait... remember that guy who posted on the forums saying FW 2.8 would be coming this week?
He said it would come on Wednesday, I wonder...
Oh oh oh oh oh!
@PirateThom he said it was coming tomorrow and if it does i guess that means hes right about PS Cloud
Different guy you're thinking, I'm afraid ;)
PLEAZZ BE GOOD im sick of these little updates and its boring me
Maybe he's legit after all!
Cool, always enjoy new firmwares. Something for nothing cant be a bad thing. Still, I expect if it was to include anything exciting they would have mentioned it at E3.
@super_secret i guess its not a super secret anymore lmao
come on sony make our chat rooms bigger then 6.. how about 15?
Yer, I would expect 3.0 to be the next biggy
aint goin be anything good till 3.00 i do enjoy faster trophy loading but i wish they would make a good one but guess we will wait till 3.00
Well i'm not expecting much, if anything really. I actually don't even count on this even showing up actually. But anyways ill just post here and i'm sure a list will shortly form of all the things people want in the new firmware most of which will never happen lol.
this is the part where you guys start posting rumors of the next Firmware (2.80) having amazing features prior to release then when it actually comes out you start cursing Sony for not being Harry Potter the Wizard?
yeah that sounds about right.
People should be complaining if there's no ingame voice chat... Microsoft has had ingame voice chat for over 3 years now and parties further expanded the functionality.... The only thing I really want is ingame voice chat for PS3 and I'll be very happy but people come on; this isn't a new idea hatched days ago; this is a feature many people have been asking for, for quite some time, people should be complaining about a lack of features in hope that'll get the company to do it. I'm no fanboy but Sony is really frustrating me with their poor effort in listening to their community.
We been told by SuperSecret this doesnt have what you want wait for 3.0 and pay Attention
I understand what you're saying, but it's not as simple as just doing it because people want it. When it comes to the bells and whistles that aren't essential to online play or communication, like cross-game voice chat and voice messaging, the fact that PSN is free is a bit of a hindrance. They're not getting hundreds of millions in revenue each year to support the online infrastructure like Xbox Live. Considering it's free, the network is very well implemented, it's stable, it's fast, and it serves its purpose. It doesn't have a couple bells and whistles here and there, and if they're going to implement them at all it will take a long time, for a few reasons: First, they're constantly working on stability and speed with the network, so those superfluous functions are not the priority when they have improvements to the base functionality they need to work on. Second, Sony probably doesn't have anywhere near as large of a PSN maintenance team OR network capacity for things like cross-game voice and storing voice-recorded messages as Microsoft has for XBL, due to revenue streams that aren't coming in because it's free. Third, they have to innovate AROUND patents so they don't wind up having to pay extra royalty fees to add the voice-chat functionality. Being free, it doesn't make much sense to add functionality to PSN that would greatly increase their cost of providing the service.
PlayStation Cloud = Firmware 2.8
Cross game invites and in game chat are the main missing features that I think the PSN is sorely lacking
Shh whoelse doesnt want to hear that. I do agree with you 100%
1. to prep for a playtv release in the states 2. update xmb for cross chat, receive blutooth pix from cell, send vids in msg, etc 3. vidzone for the states 4. update for web browser 5. update "moods" for life w/ps with internet radio option as well (ex. psp)
...July 1st is the day.
Cross game invites and chat would be awesome but I don't expect them with this update. I think the invites are an absolute MUST feature that needs added sooner rather than later. The cross game chat might be harder to implement purely because of resource (PSN is free) but cross game invites are something the service badly needs imo. cross game chat I personally don't care about as much but it would be great to have the option, not to mention there are tons of people out there that want it. Hopefully with 3.0 those features will be added, I don't expect big things from 2.8 unless they surprise us with something awesome like in game XMB with 2.4
didnt someone post a thread in the forums saying that there would be an update coming this wednesday??
Im surprised dumbarse SEV1512 isn't taking credit for this, since he tends to lie hence PS3 slim...I remember him saying sony will have a huge surprise at E3 regarding PS3 slim. Hell he even said he saw it and that it actually looked good. what a douchb4gg liar. I expect SEV to make a "major" announcement regarding FW 2.8 and what its going to contain. so pretty much don't trust SEV he thinks he knows people from the inside and has connections which he doesn't.
This is what he said about the PS3 Slim: http://playstationlifestyle... I hope you have something to back up your hilarious accusations.
YEAH! Just like that DUMBASS LIAR lied about TRICO and that leaked footage!!!! /s
PS3's firmware is already very good. Any other upgrades will probably be incremental.
stupid people like you support sev and his lies...he said he personally saw the ps3 slim and that it would appear at E3...lies,lies,lies...he had atleast 4 to 5 articles on people bashing him...where is he now? hiding like a little girl.
My question is Why? Also since you "told" us 2.80 is on wednesday...(if it does happens...) either you really do know or lucky So, the slim... will you tell more info about that soon? release date?/ price even? for now I trust you...
Well it has nw been announced on the Euro blog http://blog.eu.playstation....
its up now
About 15 minutes after I installed FW 2.8, I was using the PS3's web browser to check IGN's PS3 reviews and it froze. The little "loading" ripple thing wasn't even moving and I couldn't do anything -- completely frozen. I had to manually press the power button and my PS3 made that 3-beep error sound >:( Cmon this issue has been going on forever; FIX IT!
thegameraccess is kicking some ass!
who cares. FW upgrade is nothing but pain in the ass.
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