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Firmware Update (v2.17)

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Mar 12, 2008 // Sr. Social Media Manager

If you’ve signed in to the PLAYSTATION Network tonight on your PS3, you probably noticed that you were prompted to upgrade the system’s firmware to v2.17. In case you were wondering what it’s all about (and a quick Google search indicates that yes, you are) the operating stability of some online PS3 titles has been improved.

Hope that clears things up!

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+ OtisFeelgood on March 12th, 2008 at 11:25 pm said:

;o


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+ ROLO_ONFIRE on March 12th, 2008 at 11:25 pm said:

meh


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+ OtisFeelgood on March 12th, 2008 at 11:25 pm said:

*waits for people to whine about in-game xmb/home* lol


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+ Gnob on March 12th, 2008 at 11:26 pm said:

are you sure its not to stop people from downloading the 2.15 FW that was leaked. i think it was.


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+ slomo788 on March 12th, 2008 at 11:27 pm said:

IN-GAME XM… Oh. Alright then. Thanks, but Kotaku, PS3Fanboy and qj.net already gave us the heads up. You’d think you’d get it from the horse’s mouth first.


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+ FoomMan on March 12th, 2008 at 11:27 pm said:

Here’s to better Warhawk matches.


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+ kentuckyfried on March 12th, 2008 at 11:28 pm said:

=(

We were all hoping for at least in-game XMB!

*runs away in tears*


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+ ROLO_ONFIRE on March 12th, 2008 at 11:28 pm said:

Thanx for letting us know, everyone was going crazy at the forums lol


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+ Einhander on March 12th, 2008 at 11:28 pm said:

Yay. An update that wasn’t necessary.

Thanks, Sony.


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+ The Lost on March 12th, 2008 at 11:29 pm said:

: (

i was atleast hoping for a new music type or something similar… but i figured not since it was only a .07 upgrade… i thought the updates were suppose to be big and few and far between

oh well i still love my ps3


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+ Shorale on March 12th, 2008 at 11:30 pm said:

Ha, you know there has to be more than that, but I guess an update is better than no update.


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+ DrPirate on March 12th, 2008 at 11:30 pm said:

They threw you out to the dogs. Can’t beleive it.

Take solace in the fact that I and several others won’t tear you to shreds because we know it’s not anyone’s fault.

You’re a brave man Jeff, a real hero.


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+ EvoAnubis on March 12th, 2008 at 11:30 pm said:

Thanks, Jeff. I was on two different sites talking to people to see what this update actually did.

So, no cool, hidden features of this update then? Besides the fact that the globe appears under the time zone settings, I mean.


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+ Tyrant_x2 on March 12th, 2008 at 11:32 pm said:

Im so lost right now what is gonna on.Lol.I just got off of work not long ago so i guess this is not a jaw dropping update huh?LOL.


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+ Einhander on March 12th, 2008 at 11:33 pm said:

“Besides the fact that the globe appears under the time zone settings, I mean.”

That globe has always been there.


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+ slomo788 on March 12th, 2008 at 11:34 pm said:

@Einhander

Yeah, unnecessary until your PS3 craps out while playing CoD4 or that you get raped everytime you try to play Motorstorm because of some glitch. Disappointing, yes but unnecessary? NO.


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+ EvoAnubis on March 12th, 2008 at 11:35 pm said:

““Besides the fact that the globe appears under the time zone settings, I mean.”
That globe has always been there.”

Then I guess I’m wrong. First time for everything.


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+ kagenish on March 12th, 2008 at 11:37 pm said:

can this part off the maintances you guys were doing this week. this firmware update is part off that big PSN overhaul that is coming in april.


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+ restingbird on March 12th, 2008 at 11:39 pm said:

My god sony, where’s our damn in-game XMB. Get off you lazy butts.


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+ DEZVOUS on March 12th, 2008 at 11:39 pm said:

It’s really pathetic to see people that call an update to technology that improves stability “unnecessary.” It’s bewildering really. I can’t understand you guys.

Maybe you want in-game XMB but since you clearly don’t care about stability you’d be fine with it periodically crashing and freezing your PS3.

Yeah, [DELETED] brilliant.


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+ WTFWTF on March 12th, 2008 at 11:40 pm said:

@9 umm i dont know bout you but ive been loged out of warhawk mid match 2 times this week. And once is too much in my book. Sooo….i feel this was a vary good update.


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+ Einhander on March 12th, 2008 at 11:41 pm said:

“Yeah, unnecessary until your PS3 craps out while playing CoD4 or that you get raped everytime you try to play Motorstorm because of some glitch. Disappointing, yes but unnecessary? NO.”

It’s too bad that has never happened. Then I’d have something to be worried about.


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+ pancakesandsx on March 12th, 2008 at 11:41 pm said:

Any info on which games this benefits specifically?


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+ foolio_67 on March 12th, 2008 at 11:43 pm said:

Good stuff :)


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+ Keith K on March 12th, 2008 at 11:43 pm said:

Um, not really. What games? What instability?


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+ slomo788 on March 12th, 2008 at 11:43 pm said:

@Einhander

Lol you’d rather it had happened to you for you to appreciate it? Trust me it’s always better to prevent than to heal. Ask Microsoft.


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+ holz55 on March 12th, 2008 at 11:44 pm said:

Are we going to get another update this month Jeff?

Thanks for posting this btw…


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+ slomo788 on March 12th, 2008 at 11:45 pm said:

@holz55

He doesn’t know. All he can say is that Sony hears us.


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+ WTFWTF on March 12th, 2008 at 11:46 pm said:

@All the XMB whiners…..

IT WILL COME OUT WHEN ITS READY!!!!!!

And i would hope sony would not hold back stability patchs just because in game XMB is not ready yet.

So how bout you just pretend there was no update so you can sleep well tonight.


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+ BabeBro on March 12th, 2008 at 11:48 pm said:

I am glad to see Sony hasn’t forgotten about us :)


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+ WTFWTF on March 12th, 2008 at 11:49 pm said:

@Keith K

WARHAWK!!! for one

And random logouts in remote play.
Try useing your PS3 sometime before you post again.


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+ restingbird on March 12th, 2008 at 11:50 pm said:

@ WTFWTF

It’s not only the fact that they’re not releasing it, it’s also the fact that they’re not releasing ANY information about it being released.


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+ 357_Sniper on March 12th, 2008 at 11:50 pm said:

that’s good. finally some info


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+ RushBD on March 12th, 2008 at 11:58 pm said:

Disappointing for the first update of 2008


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+ WTFWTF on March 12th, 2008 at 11:59 pm said:

BTW Jeff

Can you get me a job at sony?
I just cant seem to stop talking about sony.All day everyday. And im sure my girlfriend and coworkers are getting kinda sick of me since ive been talking non stop for the last ohhh….13 years!

Plz put me out of my misery! Find me a job!

I know its a long shot but i figured what the heck..its worth a try. LOL


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+ Keith K on March 13th, 2008 at 12:01 am said:

@WTFWTF

Warhawk has lost its charm. I havent played it in months. As for Remote Play.. I’ve never experienced such issues. Nor have I experienced any random shutdowns from Remote Start.

And for the record, you’re pompous.


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+ EnigmaOppanax on March 13th, 2008 at 12:03 am said:

Oh, didn’t know there was online problems.

Oh well. Thanks…I guess.


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+ WTFWTF on March 13th, 2008 at 12:03 am said:

@restingbird

What kinda of info could they give?

Besides “we are working on it but it has bugs so its not ready yet”.
There is nothing to tell besides that.
And the way QA works there is NO way to tell when it will be out for sure.

And after the way we treated sony for delaying HOME i dont blame them one bit for not trying to predict release dates from now on.


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+ Jeo on March 13th, 2008 at 12:04 am said:

@30

Let’s be real here, if they were to say anything at all about it being released, everyone would hold them to it like it was law. If they said, we’re hoping to have it ready sometime towards the end of the year, people would be demanding it by the end of the year and quoting this.

The truth is, they probably don’t know when it will be ready. My guess is that while it’s simple for them to put in, they’re probably running into issues relating to either performance and/or stability. They obviously can’t include in game XMB at the expense of being able to play the game, so they have to make sure everything is covered.

Mean while, other issues come up that are broken. Game crashes require their full attention, because they now have something that is stopping people from playing their games, so between a stability patch and in game XMB, the stability patch will always have a higher priority in their queue.

Now, are stability patches fun and exciting? Not at all, but they are essential to the survival of the system.

If you want to blame anyone for the lack of information, blame the people who turn speculation into fact. It’s because of them that the people here can’t even give you a rough guess as to when it would be available.


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+ WTFWTF on March 13th, 2008 at 12:06 am said:

@Keith K

Well i guess you will just have to take my word for it.
There are online probs. Not many but as i said even one prob is one too many for me and many online players.


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+ WTFWTF on March 13th, 2008 at 12:07 am said:

@joe

Well said!! bravo


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+ Tucha on March 13th, 2008 at 12:07 am said:

I think that ingame XMB is hard to implement, especially for already released games, so dont wait it soon guys.

Thanks for update, Sony.

P.S. It better be homebrew in XMB – that what PS3 needs. A pascal or lua interpreter would be nice.

P.P.S. Sorry for my english.


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+ WTFWTF on March 13th, 2008 at 12:15 am said:

@Keith K
“Nor have I experienced any random shutdowns from Remote Start.”
Umm i never said that i said logouts.As in logged out of the psn.


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+ hijaker77 on March 13th, 2008 at 12:16 am said:

eeeehhhhh, I hate my PS3.
I’m fed up, my update stopped halfway because of a network error and I have to restart the whole process again and it is going soooooooo slow. I should have bought a Xbox 360 even though my brother has one :)


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+ WTFWTF on March 13th, 2008 at 12:17 am said:

@Keith K

Sorry if i seem like an a$$ but im sick of people treating sony like a bunch of lieing Aholes.
Like they have some seceret agenda we dont know about. LOL


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+ Jeigh on March 13th, 2008 at 12:19 am said:

Thanks for the heads-up, Jeff. :D

I quite agree with some of these other posters: you’re a brave man. My non-existent God blesses you. :P


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+ Reefer_Smoker97 on March 13th, 2008 at 12:20 am said:

k i still dont know what we got in this update except for a couple things now when we put a disk in the game wont start up by its self if u dont want it to i was just saying the other day that it would nice if we could change that i was always getting pissed when a game would just start by the way the store update better be good tomorrow


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+ slomo788 on March 13th, 2008 at 12:21 am said:

@hijacker77

Thanks for that insightful comment. Although we look down upon trolls like you, we still find in our hearts to remember that they are humans.


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+ WTFWTF on March 13th, 2008 at 12:21 am said:

@42 This update is trying to fix the kind of network errors your haveing.
And as for the Crap Box 3sucksD. With 30% fail rates you will be lucky if your not getting the almost one in three RROD boxes.


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+ WTFWTF on March 13th, 2008 at 12:23 am said:

@45 that option has been out for some time now. You must have just found it. LOL


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