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Firmware (v.2.40) Walkthrough Part 2: Trophies

Eric Lempel's Avatar Posted by SVP, PlayStation Network

Hello again, everyone! Very recently, we demonstrated a major new function enabled in PLAYSTATION 3 firmware v2.40: XMB access in-game. But that’s only part of the story, as the next system software update also introduces the Trophy system to the PS3. This video demonstration shows the system in action.

Super Stardust HD, a PLAYSTATION Network-exclusive released in June 2007, will be the first game to leverage Trophies and will offer a variety of trophies. Trophy support in Super Stardust HD will be available for first-time users who purchase the game soon after firmware v2.40 is released, while those who previously purchased and downloaded the title will be prompted to install a free patch.

PS3 users can expect to see additional games bringing Trophies support to their feature sets through 2008 and beyond, providing even greater opportunity to showcase their accomplishments and compete with friends. The following first-party games are also slated to offer Trophy support:

  • BUZZ! Quiz TV
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • MotorStorm Pacific Rift
  • NBA 09 – PS3
  • PAIN
  • PixelJunk Eden
  • Resistance 2
  • SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation
  • Warhawk

To further emphasize the community aspects of this system software update, the amount of people you can add to your PSN friends list has been doubled, to 100.

The update also adds a mini-control panel that you can use while playing music and an internet search feature powered by Google that allows you to initiate search directly from the XMB (similar to what we added to the PSP recently). In addition, when you’re using the XMB or accessing the XMB from in-game, the current time and date will be displayed in the upper right hand corner. There are a few more minor enhancements included in this update, once the update is live you’ll be able to read about them here.

Firmware v2.40 will become available for download on July 2nd. We hope you enjoy these much-requested features, and look forward to your feedback.

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Khaqan said:

June 30th, 5:00 am

Nice!

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    June 30th, 11:13 am

    Hey everyone, we know you\’ve got a lot of questions about FW 2.40. Know that we\’re gathering your questions from this post (and the last one as well), and will bundle them into a FAQ for you all soon.

Khaqan said:

June 30th, 5:01 am

What’s the point of earning a virtual picture?

Relentless said:

June 30th, 5:01 am

Thanks again, so is the update 2moro then???

whoelse said:

June 30th, 5:02 am

Woot more more more.

Dorian_D said:

June 30th, 5:02 am

Sweet stuff! Keep it rolling Eric !!

ActionBastrd said:

June 30th, 5:03 am

That is one big ass’d TV. Nice info on the update and release date!

monkeyisland said:

June 30th, 5:03 am

Wow already!

Will we be able to access the playstation store ingame? And when are you going to fix the damn disc-reading issues..all ps3 consumers will have their ps3 broken one day..so what are you waiting to fix the issue?

Bierbeer said:

June 30th, 5:06 am

Looking good!

Any news on having an online profile which you can access with your PC? I guess this will be implemented when Home comes out?

SocomTysoN said:

June 30th, 5:06 am

looks very cool good job

Herby said:

June 30th, 5:06 am

Woah sounds great. Thanks for the date. And finally we will see this.
I wonder what those commentators will have to comment about now that in-game XMB is out. This blog is going to see alot let less traffic. LOL
Thanks guys for delivering a tremendous value in this product. Incredible what a 600 dollar investment has become.

canguy69 said:

June 30th, 5:07 am

Fantastic! Can’t wait. Thanks guys.

Mikelarry said:

June 30th, 5:07 am

wohooooo finaly

X820 said:

June 30th, 5:08 am

Thanks!

Kaoro said:

June 30th, 5:08 am

Can we access in-game XMB features while playing a PS2 or PS1 game? Been playing a lot of FFXII lately, would hope I can access some of these features!

Will trophies be mandatory for all games release here on out? That should be required by Sony.

juuken said:

June 30th, 5:08 am

WHOOOO-HOOOOOOO!

heisert said:

June 30th, 5:09 am

RELEASE IT TODAY!!!

NewYork214 said:

June 30th, 5:10 am

nice few days away. is this a requirement from developers from now on? since Microsoft can make achievements required you guys should do the same. hopefully resistance 1 will get trophies soon wanna replay it but waitin til i here if trophies will eb comin out for it

whoelse said:

June 30th, 5:10 am

Yay July 2nd!

Dorian_D said:

June 30th, 5:10 am

Thank you Sony for listening to the millions of users that have be eagerly waiting for these features. While playing the epic MGS4 it was hard when buddies would send messages or chat invites and now we have the tools to communicate back! Once again Thank you Sony and keep it up. !!!

Clinton514 said:

June 30th, 5:11 am

Good stuff. Time + Google bar = :)

One complaint(which I rarely have), is the whole look of the trophy background. I was hoping for it to be a little…better looking. I know it doesn’t affect functionality but how likely is it that we’ll be able to customize the look?

Thanks for the update!

P_tear_griffin said:

June 30th, 5:11 am

Cool!

tomplast said:

June 30th, 5:12 am

Great :D. Now how about voice chat during play session? Will it be possible from within XMB when you are playing? A lot of people want to know this so please respond.

Keep up the good work :D

mattyInkWell said:

June 30th, 5:12 am

I’m quitting my job. I’m going top become a trophy whore

Jersey-Gamer said:

June 30th, 5:13 am

Thanks for posting these videos. The new firmware features look like they’re going to be great!

As Bierbeer (#8) said above, I’d also like to have the ability to view PSN profiles from the PC using a Web browser.

P_tear_griffin said:

June 30th, 5:13 am

BTW, I think this is a good time for late adopters to “jump in” to the PS3 and play beyond

kalel52 said:

June 30th, 5:13 am

July2nd!!!!!!!!!!!!!YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!!

Gameboys said:

June 30th, 5:14 am

thank u sooooooooooooooooo much :D

johnamanel said:

June 30th, 5:14 am

Is all trophy features available in-game????? Or do we have to quit??

JordanBlack68 said:

June 30th, 5:14 am

btw Jeff

Thanks for the PSN add ;)
and thank you for the videos. Thats exactly the way I like it.
thanks

Nitrowolf2 said:

June 30th, 5:14 am

i know this might be an obviuose question or not
but do you have to be online to use the trophioes system?

cause i dont have online through my PS3 since i use sprint so i update using the USB

PirateThom said:

June 30th, 5:14 am

That’s Jeff and Eric and everyone else, you guys have nailed this, it’s exactly what I was expecting.

My only question would be, existing games you’ve already unlocked things in, say Uncharted, will the patch automatically allocate unlocked trophies or would you have to do it again? Is there a system like this in place?

Debo2U said:

June 30th, 5:15 am

Great! Can’t wait.
When can we hope to try this out on our own?
Will Gta 4 be a ready at launch title?
Will the 2d trophies in warhawk and pain use there already present trophies? ie the baggies and medals of warhawk?
And why did the developers of pain update/patch their game with a music player before in game xmb?
Will in game Xmb affect pain?
thanks

Sentry said:

June 30th, 5:16 am

Hell yes baby. In-Game XMB, Trophies, new Profile system, etc etc. What a great day.

Next up: Cross game invitations, simplified voice chat for in-game XMB use, and an addition to the voice and video chat systems; text chat.

Trying to think of more things we can possibly milk and request from you guys, but this will do for a while… until 09 or so. :P

PS- My personal request would be remove the ‘Copy Multiple’ and ‘Delete Multiple’ options, and instead have it be ‘Select Multiple -> To Copy, To Delete, To Edit Information’

PLEASE! Kudos again.

BabeBro said:

June 30th, 5:16 am

Laaaaaaaaaaaawd! I’m bout to catch a heart attack! Sony has hit with a bang! I am so proud to be a PS3 owner since NA launch in 11/17/06!!! Bring on 2.40 FTW!!! I freakin’ love you guys!! See you on PSN and on July 2nd my trophy game is going to be sick, do u hear me?!!! Keep up the good work guys!

ghamdikh1 said:

June 30th, 5:16 am

Thank you to all the members at sony who made this possible and for putting up with all of our nagging about having these features,thank you can twait for the next video

Khaqan said:

June 30th, 5:17 am

July 2nd!!!!!!

marcindpol said:

June 30th, 5:17 am

YeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeS!!!

Xyavid said:

June 30th, 5:17 am

hi jeff ! Is the Chat will be available to use when we play a game ?

xXxNiteMarexXx said:

June 30th, 5:18 am

Awesome cant wait until the 2nd!

StargamerX said:

June 30th, 5:18 am

Of course the update has to come on July 2nd. That’s the day I’m on vacation. I’ve been waiting the whole month of June to find out I’ll have to wait 2 more days. Ah, that’s not that bad and it will be worth it. :)

Khaqan said:

June 30th, 5:18 am

@38

No the chat is not a available yet.

shubhamsaboo said:

June 30th, 5:18 am

cool but what about the other games like call of duty or uncharted…etc

DeviantBoi said:

June 30th, 5:19 am

Can you only compare trophies with friends that are online?

NewYork214 said:

June 30th, 5:19 am

@43

the guy/girl he compared to wasnt on when he wass demoing it

nofi_tsa said:

June 30th, 5:20 am

Excellent stuff guys. =)

Debo2U said:

June 30th, 5:21 am

I read some where that will be able to sign on two different psn accounts while playing games like warhawk. Can u comment?
And can u comment on voice or video chat.
Has it changed? Can we chat across games?

TheRocker said:

June 30th, 5:21 am

Jeff why is RockBand 2 being released later than the other version? Cant you guys help HMX with the development?

cubehouse said:

June 30th, 5:21 am

Two questions:
1. Will MGS4 have trophy support?
2. Will there be an API for web developers to access the PSN data, so gamer cards (like xbox live) can be created?

Thanks,
Awesome blog, you tease and delivered the goods :)

tretle said:

June 30th, 5:21 am

Holy s+it :D :P Thanks so much for the videos and release date… Really cool thing to wake up to. Was the psn integration with the forums so they could add these gamer cards to the functionality?

rAdIOhEaD73 said:

June 30th, 5:21 am

Hey Mr. Lempel, release this firmware now! as of NOW!!!!!!

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