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Firmware (v2.36) coming soon, (v2.40) to include trophies, in-game XMB

Eric Lempel's Avatar Posted by SVP, PlayStation Network

A new PLAYSTATION 3 firmware update (v2.36) will be launching soon, improving system stability when playing select PlayStation format software titles. We’re also happy to officially report that the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will include “XMB” access in-game. The update will also include “trophies,” an exciting new feature that we’ll be providing more details on soon, as well as some other new enhancements. We’ve talked about some of this on the blog previously and know that many of you can’t wait to get your hands on these features. You can expect us to share all of the official details shortly.

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Andronix said:

June 17th, 3:31 pm

THANK-YOU!

At least it’s now been reconfirmed that in-game XMB is coming in the next full firmware update. I’ve been waiting since the PlayStation 3 launch. Not long now my PlayStation brethren!

I’m very happy to hear that TROPHIES will also be included. The name is precise, to the point, everyone knows what a Trophy is, and it sounds a hell of a lot better than accomplishments.

Roll on E3!

TheRocker said:

June 17th, 3:32 pm

Thank you for confirming this long awaited firmware update :)

uziari said:

June 17th, 3:32 pm

no offense, but we’ve known for a while that this was coming.

how about a real timeframe instead of skipping around the issue with every blog post by saying “soon”.

kinda defeats the purpose of making a post about it at all..

RICKDOEZ1 said:

June 17th, 3:32 pm

yes!!!
sony when ever u ready sony…im ready;-)2.40 here we come i know yall adding youtube support ..lol

Dann7978 said:

June 17th, 3:32 pm

YESS FINALLYYYY i luv you guys now i can have trophys finally

Withnail said:

June 17th, 3:32 pm

People are going to have to think of something new to complain about.

fullyshadow said:

June 17th, 3:33 pm

i can die happy now!!!

VenomX said:

June 17th, 3:33 pm

2.40 is coming the 26th, 2.50 is coming near E3, and we get 2.36 this Thursday.

Kratos_ate_Snake said:

June 17th, 3:34 pm

OMG finally something official on 2.4

But we all know what the new question will be… WHEN???? we want dates, estimations, time frames, something. waiting without knowing sucks…

Also, anyone knows if MGS4 will support trophies?

Smallville123 said:

June 17th, 3:35 pm

Fantastic news.

sascha23 said:

June 17th, 3:35 pm

I pray this will lessen the “where’s in-game XMB” comments.

PirateThom said:

June 17th, 3:35 pm

I hope the firmware update means Eight Days will be added to the XMB.

sascha23 said:

June 17th, 3:35 pm

@ Kratos_ate_Snake: I think it’s a safe bet that MGS4 will support the Trophy system and more than like, Home (whenever it launches).

Rogerjak said:

June 17th, 3:36 pm

I hope the the 2.4 release date is reveal SHORTLY.

thefjk said:

June 17th, 3:36 pm

YOU HEARD IT HEAR FIRST!

Thanks Sony, this really, really made my day. REALLY!

absolute said:

June 17th, 3:36 pm

Thanks for easing the pain, Eric. Can you comment on whether the update will include in-game music and if this whole BS Microsoft patent is true? Also, Is 2.4 coming before July?

gamesblow said:

June 17th, 3:37 pm

Piratethom, once again you make sense. 100% agree with ya, only we have a tendency of being deleted here.

tweaker said:

June 17th, 3:37 pm

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Sony please don’t release 2.36. I’m sure the current firmware is stable enough till 2.40 arrives. I own more than 3 PS3’s. It’s quite a hassle for me because for some reason I can’t update all at the same time. It successfully updates on one, and fails to download on the rest. IDK why. I pretty much have to download and update one by one. I like constant updates but in my situation it’s pretty annoying knowing the updates contain little to no difference.

TheRocker said:

June 17th, 3:37 pm

another thing by “shortly” do you mean perhaps in this month?

Kenjisan said:

June 17th, 3:38 pm

Why do you need to make two different updates?
You could just integrate the 2.36 fixes into 2.4 and release just that when it’s ready, I hope in a couple of weeks.
I don’t think stability with a few original Playstation titles deserve its own early update.

expy said:

June 17th, 3:38 pm

At all those who are asking “when will it come”… It will come AFTER 2.36, just wait for it.

sascha23 said:

June 17th, 3:38 pm

@ Uziari: “kinda defeats the purpose of making a post about it at all..”

Yes, because ‘officially’ announcing something that was previously rumor and fuzzy YouTube videos is pointless.

Who needs official announcements when you have rumors.

/sarcasm mode on standby

DPyro said:

June 17th, 3:38 pm

Let me go on a limb and predict the release dates…

2.36 firmware: Thursday, June 19th 2008

2.40 firmware: Tuesday, July 15th 2008.

expy said:

June 17th, 3:38 pm

Stability is ALWAYS priority before you decide to stack more stuff on top.

davidc14 said:

June 17th, 3:39 pm

YIPEEEEEEEEEE Dates next :D

dowaito said:

June 17th, 3:39 pm

Great post.
Just one question, when will we get in-game xmb?

J/K :D

lyndonAP said:

June 17th, 3:39 pm

You know, i can picture a lot of people in various forums getting all excited when they see the firmware notice on their PS3(thinking it is 2.40) and posting about it.

As for the “why not put out 2.40 now” questions, maybe it just isn’t quite ready yet.

dspino said:

June 17th, 3:40 pm

Why cant the two updates just be included in one update? I hate updating my system, i just want to start it and start playing….

tirminyl said:

June 17th, 3:40 pm

@ #52 (Withnail): I wouldn’t designate all releases not ending in 0 to be security fixes/patches. There have been some that included new features. This may have changed once users started complaining about getting new features monthly.

rahstar2003 said:

June 17th, 3:40 pm

Im tearing up as if i just won the superbowl!!! Beautiful!

pr1m3_5u5p3ct said:

June 17th, 3:42 pm

I too don’t understand why 2.36 couldn’t have just come along with the 2.40 update, but oh well, thanks anyways Eric and SONY. What games does this update bring ‘stability’ for?

kentomaiku said:

June 17th, 3:42 pm

yup!!! cant wait until 2.4

snakesoldier said:

June 17th, 3:43 pm

It certainly took long enough for official word on this. Im glad to know its in the pipeline and we’ll see it soon now.

Sony guys, i love you, and i’ve been a firm supporter since the original PlayStation, but you guys need to start telling us exactly WHY things like Home and In-Game XMB have been delayed so much. Not hearing much at all for more than a year is kind of disconcerting.

I love the Blog, but please try to be a little more open with us.

steck_67 said:

June 17th, 3:43 pm

Thats great news, although I wish that 2.40 would of just came instead of giving us 2.36 first.

Troyd said:

June 17th, 3:43 pm

@ 107, how the hell do you know? :/

TheHakku said:

June 17th, 3:44 pm

But the question is, when is version 2.40 coming?… :(

oG-ShAdY said:

June 17th, 3:45 pm

Ultimate blog entry!

Carl said:

June 17th, 3:45 pm

Lots of happy people here! This page has loads of comments very fast!

2.36 wil probably be up tonight, and then 2.4 before the end of the month.

VenomX said:

June 17th, 3:45 pm

2.50 video service. Leaks ftw

ALVEZ1 said:

June 17th, 3:45 pm

THE WAIT IS OVER

TheRocker said:

June 17th, 3:46 pm

I hope its this month.. or at least before summer ends.

johntrix said:

June 17th, 3:46 pm

hey nice 2 know but i got a question when the games are gonna be play by the same cd not like they do that u have 2 install them and then play cuase now i have like 15 or 16 and my hard drive is almost full…i think if u have a blue ray disk u dont need 2 intall them cause thay have 2 much info. in them?

Neo217 said:

June 17th, 3:46 pm

Thanks for giving us an official announcement about these rumors of both firmwires.

RoAcH2285 said:

June 17th, 3:46 pm

Its nice that Eric confirmed 2.40 while he was announcing 2.36. If he hadn’t people on here would have freaked. I wouldn’t expect 2.40 until July if I was you guys. You may be disappointed otherwise.

They aren’t going to give us a date. They never give a date. They will say “soon” on the Blog when its coming within a few days. Just be patient. Its coming.

DPyro said:

June 17th, 3:46 pm

Speaking of which, I sure hope Heavenly Sword gets ‘stability updates’ I tried playing it again and it still has glitches where it will halt at a black screen, or the sound doesn’t work at certain points in the game…

Littleronin said:

June 17th, 3:47 pm

I said in other forums. This should have been out before MGS4. In a game that doesnt use the Playstation Network it could have been hugely helpful for when your in game and received a message from someone on the PSN friends list telling you their Konami Game ID so you can add them to your MGO friends list.

will11 said:

June 17th, 3:50 pm

Last time Sony said we would get Firmware “soon”

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/05/14/firmware-v235-coming-soon/

We got it the next day.

DTX said:

June 17th, 3:51 pm

Your the man Eric! Always giving us the breaking news on firmware updates. Thanks!

decimalator said:

June 17th, 3:54 pm

HOLY MONKEYS! Awesomeness!

Now where’s the DVR functionality!?!? :-)

IN-GAME DVR!!!!
IN-GAME DVR!!!!

TouchyEd said:

June 17th, 3:55 pm

This blog entry is meaninglsss nonsense. They’re very careful to say that v2.36 is “coming soon” but make absolutely no reference to when we might see v2.40.

…spineless, non-commital weasels…

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