The man behind the PS3 updates says they are trying to cut down on the amount of times they release a firmware update. He also said plans are underway to make updating easier and faster and they will probably be rolled out next year.
Good to hear, the Themes update was awesome, really enjoying it more than i thought i would, customization to the liking FTW.
That's what happens when you have no games to play!
Really? I have plenty of games to play... R&C, Resistance, Uncharted, Warhawk, Assassin's, CoD4, Motorstorm, etc... And I've played all your games too ... on my PC. ;)
oh man come on, it was always exciting to c whats new!
I hope Sony can update all of these.......
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why cut down, more updates, more features is exciting news.
May as well cut down if it hinders the developer from developing and there are ps3 users out there begging and complaining when a feature for the ps3 isn't there. If they manage to NOT have it for this long, then they can wait longer or go find a game to play to keep them busy :O
keep the updates to a minimum. I guess I wouldnt mind as much as long as I could do other things on the PS3, while it was updating.
Since the updates could potentially brick your system during the update, I think it would be best to keep them to a minimum. Each update could also cause problems they ahve to fix. Plus it is annoying always trying to update and stuff. Just pack more into each update and have fewer of them.
Agreed, and that's probably what they're gonna do, pack more in a single update instead of stringing them out.
Keep updating it as soon as you get a new feature ready for the public. Improvements are a good thing and I like to good things happen to me as often as possible.
its a double edged sword........either way, updates are always welcome.
Probably one of the smartest things they can do. They are almost beating firefox in terms of updates... Specially when some of these updates are so small to care.
And I suppose Microsoft dosen't constantly release updates to windows (rolls eyes)
"SOFTWARE PATCH" is synonymous to MICROSOFT.
So that means instead of download the whole firmware Sony is planning to just add the news features into the console without download the whole firmware I like that ^_^. Anyway, the more fast and without glitch or any trouble THE BETTER.
11 minutes to install a FW update is ridiculous when it takes me about 2 minutes tops on the 360.
2 minutes? I rarely go past 30 seconds
11 minutes? It rarely takes me 2-3minutes ... Guess your PS3 hates you cause you're a 360 fanboy.
i doubt you even have a ps3........the updates are actually pretty fast
But yes Xbox's Install-While-Downloading feature really is a good one.
Lempel: We hear you. We hear everyone. Yeah. There’s some challenges, but we definitely hear you. …. Im so sick and tired of reading this. I know they hear us, they've been saying that since June when they started the blog. But, what the hell are they going to do about it? It's useless if they hear us but don't respond.
they won't get the same standard response.
I agree it's better for Sony to cut back on the firmmware updates. Once at the begining of the month is good enough. The problem with the updates was that we recieved too many (1.1, 1.12, 1.123a, 1.123b) and most of them did nothing that would improve my PS3 experience. Not to mention Sony forced you to update, and each update took forever. Sony needs to cut back on updates, make them faster (or allow you to perform them in the background and install themselves), and add things gamers will look forward to in the updates like in game XMB.
Speaking of firmware updates or lack there of... "It's the studio's assumption" that PS3 will be a BD-Live player, said Don Eklund - Sony executive VP of advanced technologies. looks like Sony is already starting to prepare the industry for some bad news like there will be "No Blu-ray 2.0 update for the PS3". I'm sure we will hear about the difficulties of the 1.1 update soon. If not then why wasn't it covered in this interview? If it's going to be released this month then I would think they would all be yelling about the great news....
take it from microsoft and put out real Full updates, regardless how long it takes. I think that's the best way to do it. PS3 fans get too excited for things and then there is a big disappointment. Of course Sony never promised certain features but it gets hyped for months on end. There should be 3 full updates a year. That's every 4 months, unless PS3's start freezing and all the other little probs then you fix it.
I like the firmware updates, especially if they improve things on the system. I hate Microsoft's approach in hoarding everything until their big update. If a feature is ready, why not impliment it?
I can understand why some people wouldnt like updates if it bricks your ps3, but seriously,, wtf is wrong with you people? We hardly get enough updates as it is, updates means bonuses for our ps3. Also, dont you think that if they give us less updates, that when we get one, it would take longer to download all the extra content? Dude,, you people have no common sense. I dont understand why i have to keep suffering all because of retards like you guys. You are your own enemies. im done, this is just a dumb topic.
I wish they'd have the one big update with all the features that are mentioned on the official forums. That way more happy customers = more sales.
Firmware updates good. Need more.
Sony had to rush out features when they were made as the system launched with very little compared to Xbox. There is less need to rush them out.