It was revealed Monday morning that Sony Computer Entertainment will be releasing a new firmware update for the PlayStation on Tuesday, June 26th. Here are some of the functions and fixes the firmware will bring.
I remember when FW used to be exciting.
I would hope to see more. A jump from 4.11 to 4.20 is big so I would assume there was more. I mean these things seem completely pointless to add. I don't care about cross game chatting anymore, but I would love to be able to have a better connection with Vita like seeing trophies from both systems on PS3 and being able to recognize Vita players ( they are always at the bottom of the list and it's wonky.)
Inb4 Xgamezchat XD Seriously, it's been years since nothing good... wait the browser improved with the last update, right? :P
Sony ran out of space to actually add anything good a long time ago. All of it was pretty much wasted on 3D and Blu Ray updates too. Instead of adding features that we actually wanted, sony used it to turn it into an advertising box for thier newest tech. Somehow, I feel used.
@ sikbeta Browser may have improved, but the Vita has a better browser than the PS3, so hopefully the PS4 will have a good browser. @ Pushagree Maybe so, if it is true, then Sony should add major features with downloadable apps.
Still waiting on voice messaging or a good ol' PSN ID change feature....freaking Sony makes me wanna slap a baby...
After 4.11 some hackers claimed it was possible again to go online. I belive it's a major version jump (from 4.11 to 4.20) because of security update, not so much about features. For me it's enough, I don't need cross chat or better Vita support, it's cool if they come, but a hack free online is way more important.
Best thing about this update is the timed shut down thing. Sometimes I want my console to shutdown after downloading for a while, but I don't know how long it will take, so rather than leave it on all day, I'd prefer it if I let it download for a couple of hours here and there.
The PS3 already does that. While downloading, go all the way to the left of the XMB and hit the Power Off button at the top, it will ask you if you want it to stay on until the download is done.
Give us the ability to delete and/or hide trophies. That way we can get rid of BS, like Free Realms, which was supposed to be a demo.. along with other 0% or low percentage games we didn't like and don't want on our lists. We can then play games to just try them out or just have a little fun without worrying about them being on your trophy list. Trophies have made gaming more of a chore for me now. I either then 'have to' try to get 100%/Plat or I have to remember to go on a BS account to test games. I can't just play for fun on my account without having to worry about stuff I wind up not liking showing up on my trophy list. (I know I obviously COULD play for fun on my main account, but I don't want a crappy looking trophy list that's filled with stuff I don't like and 0-low %s)
@ EeJLP- Sounds like someone played the Hannah Montana game.
@ Nuka Yeah, it's about time they sorted that out.
They need to get the demos off of your download history and only have that for games you paid for. I'm going through 400 downloads trying to find the 20 or so things I bought. 'Give a crap about demo history?
Funny (barely), but no, I never played Hannah Montana... But I would like to get rid of Free Realms, Ragdoll Kung Fu, MLB10, and similar games that I played for 2 seconds and now are just eyesores on my trophy list. @pixel, agreed on removing the demos in download history. Had the same annoyance recently trying to find old PS+ games I downloaded around a year ago like Goldenaxe, Streets of Rage 2, etc.
I want Chrome to replace the existing browser which would be even better than the so call X chat
that a minor update is going to give you any major changes that were not announced in the first place. However, all those new additions and improvements listed are welcome.
@venom - yeah I know that, I mean if I'm downloading a large file and I know it will take a very long time, I'd rather switch it off before the download finishes and let it download at another time, for example when I'm playing a different game. I dunno if that makes sense.
Wow. I just downloaded yet another useless firmware update.
Amen to that brother. Goodbye to exciting FW's
It must be exciting, it's on the front page here and already over 100 comments.
"you can now adjust the sidetone level for microphone audio." This was the most exciting "feature" for me. Now I don't have to listen to mic audio when using the headset.
"For those of you who use the Wireless Stereo Headset to watch Blu-ray or DVD movies on your PS3, this system software update will also enable virtual surround sound functionality, giving you a superior audio experience." I like this too! this is exciting
"I remember when FW used to be exciting." Maybe you where on the Xbox 360? For the past number of years, there has been a major update every year with significant features and improvements. PS3 firmware has consistently been consistently lacking. Mostly bug fixes labeled as stability improvement. There is always a risk that you brick your console during updates and there is no warranty replacement if it happens so I prefer one large update that is thoroughly tested than little tiny ones that have barely any features let alone ones I would use.
I'm not disappointed, because I gave up hope of any decent new firmware updates long ago, so this isn't anything to write home about, but its better than no update.
firmware 3.55 was very exciting and still is if you know what i mean ;)
@EeJLP I actually agree with you on the ability to delete or hide trophies....there are several games that I tried and didn't really care for that I have a 1% or something close that I really will not ever go back and play again.....at the very least it would be nice to be able to hide them.
(initiating ghost mode trophy whoring)
Not bad but shouldn't this be under rumor and isn't it a duplicate? Crazy how they listed their source from the neogaf forums as well. Source: https://www.thesixthaxis.co... Just noticed that 420 bit as well lol. Edit: @ Telepot As a frequent visitor of psxscene.com, ps3hax.com I can sadly say that 4.11 hasn't been exploited yet. They're still trying to work around the 3.55 firmware to play games.
420 eh! sounds good
I'll get the ganja. You grab the bong...
4 disagrees? Above the influence prudes.
@MATT Talking about mj in a site that consists of 12 year olds will always get you Disagreed.
It's more the fact that getting all excited because you saw "420" somewhere makes you look like a damn teenage girl. Alcohol is a much more serious drug than weed and you don't see everyone acting crazy whenever they see beer bottles like it's some kind of super secret club thing
Update em' if you got em'!
does this fw update come with a free joint?
updating has been annoying for ps3.
DON"T YOU EVER INSULT OUR BELOVED HARDWARE AGAIN YOU WILL GET ALL DISAGREES AND YOU WILL LIKE IT! LIKE IT!!!!!!!
Holy crap dude, calm down. haha
How is it annoying? Select update and wait a few minutes. OH THE HORROR! Grow up.
I don't play too often with the ps3, but every time I do I have to update and then wait for the install which is often longer. It does get annoying and I just simply let it update and do not play. Console should allow anyone to update it in the background. btw-I know it cannot be done conveniently because of the consoles puny memory. So let this be a lesson for Sony.
its something called PS+ auto updates ur software. Stop complaining would you rather no updates at all & receive crashes?
Yeah, so annoying, I know right? Just maybe three or four updates a year, some of which are completely optional, and only take a few minutes to complete... Such an inconvenience, I think I'll sell my system now that you brought it up. /sarcasm
Actually that's one of the reasons I got rid of the system, when I wanted to play a game I hadnt played in a while, i pop it in , sit on the couch and, update 1/4 1% wtf! *turns off*.
@mcnablejr: I agree. That is one of my major sticking points with PSN and PS3. I don't use it that often, but every time I do, there are staggered updates and sometimes takes a long time. On Xbox 360, when there is an update, I don't even have to exit the game. While the game is running, I say yes to the update prompt and it downloads in the background and I can immediately play. No reboot of the game necessary. The updates are small and fast too. Also, I don't have to wait for a game install that takes at least 15-20 minutes on top of the updates!
i guess thats y ur software and systems always crash lol
i buy PS+ and auto updates everything i dont even notice updates. Cant afford $50 a year dont complain get a job.
hm, is that how it is on the 360 now? i havent played it in so long i didnt know that.
@dantesparda, its been like that since it came out. @ azmatik, i would much rather pay for live than that. ha!
@mcnablejr Thats not true, it was not there from the beginning. That ability came much much later. Originally, you had to download and install the update, the difference was that it was much much faster on the 360. But you could not play the game while it was downloading the update or while updating it.
Yes! Multiple saves copying at last! Thank you! This is especially good for the new PS+ subscribers who need to copy all of their saved games to the cloud. It won't be tedious anymore :)
why the hell cant you still back up first party game saves!!!!
I back them up all the time..?
some game saves are locked >.> so you can't copy the saves to a usb... you can use ps cloud tho but not everyone has ps+
Killzone 2 Crysis 2 Sly Cooper Collection Any Skate game Tomb Raider Underworld All of the above game saves are locked.
i cant backup heavy rain god of war etc through sony back up utility or copying them normally
Add Demon's Souls and Dark Souls to the list. Crazy frustrating knowing they are gone if the system bricks. And I am not willing to pay $50 when I should be allowed to protect those saves for free.
@Erudito87 you can backu GOWIII and to @NBT91 you can definitely save/backup GT5, its been that way since a certain update
Yes! That REALLY pissed me off, GT5 was (and I think still may be) save locked, so I couldnt back it up on my old PS3 which eventually got YLOD... After I had put in about 60 hours into te game and finished a good chunk of it >.> Still, now there is no real reason NOT to join PS+ so I did, and can now back it up, and have. But I totally understand the annoyance of not having it. And I really think it should be universal feature, not exclusive to Plus... And that is coming from someone who actually does pay for it.
please the vita firmware to play psone games on the vita tomorrow to
that would be excellent timing for my plane trip I'm going on soon
A reskin of the XMB would've been nice... that won't ever happen.
what do you mean? that's what themes are for.
He means a totally new look for XMB. http://community.us.playsta...
ahhh got it
The multi copy feature for saves is nice. I back up my game saves practically every day.
At least we can copy multiple save files. It can be a hassle coping over a bunch of data to cloud one by one. Still I wish we would see some nice new feature.
I've been wanting this for a while. It sounds like it makes backing up to USB a whole lot easier as well.
Hopefully the vita's update will be good
I'll be sure to light one up during this update.