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Firmware (v.2.40) Walkthrough Part 2: Trophies

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Jun 30, 2008 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

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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+ thingg on June 30th, 2008 at 5:22 am said:

Awesome. Can’t wait for wednesday


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+ MrMxyzptlk on June 30th, 2008 at 5:22 am said:

Now we can start complaining about some more media support (MOV and MKV files) and SkyPE support on the PS3 too and when we get those I won\’t have any other thing to complain firmware wise …


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+ Debo2U on June 30th, 2008 at 5:23 am said:

Sorry I got so excited I didnt read the whole post.
Can’t wait for the 2nd.
Peace


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+ Mana Knight on June 30th, 2008 at 5:24 am said:

Wow, the trophies sound REALLY cool. I’m going to love leveling up.


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+ Rammstone on June 30th, 2008 at 5:24 am said:

This looks fantastic. But my big question is, for example if GTA and DiRT gets patched to support trophies now, will I have to complete them AGAIN to recieve the rewards, or will it already be in my savegames?


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+ evilman279 on June 30th, 2008 at 5:24 am said:

OMG YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME, OMFG THIS IS LIKE CHRISTMAST WHEN I WAS A LIL KID. OMFG


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+ Ac3theone on June 30th, 2008 at 5:25 am said:

sweet cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Schitthammer on June 30th, 2008 at 5:25 am said:

Awesome work Sony. You guys are really adding some wicked features to the PLAYSTATION 3. Keep up the good work!


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+ CallumCrippler on June 30th, 2008 at 5:25 am said:

Very good, extremely impressed with how this works, a lot better than points in my opinion. very good to see thats its quick and easy to navigate. bit disappointing that not many games have been confirmed especially from the third-party perspective. But all-in-all. Brilliant, Good Work.


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+ p-s-3 on June 30th, 2008 at 5:27 am said:

I want it NOW!!!!!!!!!! ;-P


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+ StoneFreedom on June 30th, 2008 at 5:28 am said:

release dates FTW


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+ erico316 on June 30th, 2008 at 5:28 am said:

mgs4 trophies?This is the game that need trophies.Also let say if we already meet what is require for trophies for games that are out already do we have to play them over to earn it or will it be unlocked automatic when they release the patch???


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+ deadxbabiesxinc on June 30th, 2008 at 5:28 am said:

oh happy early 4th of july! ingame xmb+trophies+ hancock?


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+ Daver on June 30th, 2008 at 5:29 am said:

Nice! Thanks


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+ kodoque on June 30th, 2008 at 5:29 am said:

i hope the trophies are compulsory for everything single game.


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+ vandam on June 30th, 2008 at 5:30 am said:

Sweet This week I just hope we don’t have Version 2.41 Next tuseday But we probly will but nice update!!!!!


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+ Pesico on June 30th, 2008 at 5:30 am said:

@62: I hope you have to play it again. Otherwise,people could just download save games and get a massive trophycollection.

@Sony: Thank yoy so much! This FW will rock. Today is better than christmas, birthday and new years-eve combined!


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+ LSMJGO on June 30th, 2008 at 5:30 am said:

THIS FW UPDATE WILL GREAT AND TROPHIES IS BETTER THEN I EXPECTED CANT WAIT TILL WENSDAY PS I KNEW I SHOULD GT UP EARLY


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+ bigtaz504 on June 30th, 2008 at 5:32 am said:

Trying to catch up to xboxlive… Better late than never I guess…


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+ evilman279 on June 30th, 2008 at 5:32 am said:

this is the moment i have been waiting for since i bought my ps3. wow i cant wait to replay all my games, specially mgs4 for like the 3rd time.

ahhhhh im so happy, thanks thanks thanks thanks

DUDE I WISH I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS AND DONATE IT TO THE BLOG.


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+ Masta_Killa on June 30th, 2008 at 5:33 am said:

Sup with all the haters?
Keep up the great work guys.


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+ Rendermonk on June 30th, 2008 at 5:33 am said:

Dude I’m very excited about the trophy/level up system!!! And can you believe it…SONY GAVE A DATE :) July 2nd. You guys are the best. Thanks so much for all your hard work, keep it up!


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+ willykyu on June 30th, 2008 at 5:33 am said:

Wicked! and congrats from France! I wish we had such a wonderfull blog here too!

I have all consoles, and I must asmit XBOX live is very well thought. But, you managed to dramatically improve the PSN experience, and it is starts to be SO close to what Xbox live is able to do right now. As I don’t really like Xbox 360 interface, I’m really excited to find the same services coming to the sleek and chic looks of XMB!!

Then, there still will be a lot to improve as far as the multimedia functions go, but as you prove you’re listening (at least “reading”) to our complaints, I’m far more reassured!!

I’ll put my ideas in the 2.40 release post!

THANX A LOT and thanks for taking time to make videos!! it’s just great!!


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+ Sentry on June 30th, 2008 at 5:33 am said:

Now the question is this. How will the trophies be tied? As in, do you have to be playing SSHD while signed into the PSN to access a trophy/have the trophy register in the system? What do the trophies go off of? The console, the savedata, your PSN account, what exactly? Please clarify this. Because it would be horrible to see trophies being able to be basically shared amongst each other via game save downloads on the net.

Also, I am hoping music works with most games, and will replace the games that have it integrated already (ie SSHD, PAIN, HVB, etc)?

I have yet to watch the videos fully though, it’s taking forever to load!


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+ skygod on June 30th, 2008 at 5:34 am said:

OUTSTANDING show. Loved both videos. Can’t wait to get this on the beautiful beast PS3.


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+ cleo117 on June 30th, 2008 at 5:34 am said:

Great update! Especially looking forward to the trophies. In theory, it should be relatively easy for multi-platform games to have patches since they could just rename the 360 achievements to trophies and assign them values (silver, bronze etc.)


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+ TonyNibbles on June 30th, 2008 at 5:35 am said:

Guys – This blog is great in the PS3 browser *apart* from the Viddler videos, which don’t work.

YouTube works fine though!


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+ mendezgato on June 30th, 2008 at 5:35 am said:

this is looking better that i taught Jeff can you tell us if mgs4 has trophies in it?


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+ SinsToJudge on June 30th, 2008 at 5:37 am said:

Awesome!! Great job Sony


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+ Fersis on June 30th, 2008 at 5:37 am said:

@77 mendezgato
Yeah it would be cool to have a list of games that will have patches to get trophies and stuff.. but maybe that is a per developer initiative


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+ willykyu on June 30th, 2008 at 5:37 am said:

By the way, the Bravia X in BLACk is just AWSOME BEAUTY!!


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+ masteratt on June 30th, 2008 at 5:37 am said:

It’s finally here!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!


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+ jonabbey on June 30th, 2008 at 5:39 am said:

A date! Oh, frabjuous day!

It looks absolutely great, guys. Very well done indeed!


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+ tommycronin on June 30th, 2008 at 5:39 am said:

When The Trophys Come On The 2nd Of July Will We Already Have Some Of The Trophys Already By Playing The Game


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+ jackshiels on June 30th, 2008 at 5:42 am said:

YES! Thank you Sonyyyyy!


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+ tretle on June 30th, 2008 at 5:43 am said:

This is to Eric, Jeff and all the Sony guys, you realized you have just passed on the torch of the “We want in game xmb guys” to game developers.
Now games developers are going to get a flood of emails asking for trophy support in there back dated titles :D :P LOL
Great Work :D


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+ xenix on June 30th, 2008 at 5:43 am said:

July 2nd? Noted! :D


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+ SPARDA on June 30th, 2008 at 5:45 am said:

I can’t wait

Thanks Again


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+ scarface3010 on June 30th, 2008 at 5:46 am said:

Very nice.


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+ FDPfrankie on June 30th, 2008 at 5:46 am said:

Wow!!!! Incredible Update. And All This To Be Released On July 2nd. Great Job Guys.


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+ GAZoman on June 30th, 2008 at 5:47 am said:

guys all that matters right now and deserves an answer: INGAME XMB CHAT? YES OR NO?


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+ davidc14 on June 30th, 2008 at 5:47 am said:

Today, you guys are legends. Demo and dated 2.4, and Europe got a DS3 release date.

*Hugs Sony*


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+ stinkey on June 30th, 2008 at 5:48 am said:

Good way to get the Hype meter rising before E3 SONY. I love the new community features and i think they will do great to add to the who PlayStation and the PSN experience as well.


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+ Andronix on June 30th, 2008 at 5:51 am said:

PRAISE THE LORD!


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+ Lecho11 on June 30th, 2008 at 5:52 am said:

Great news!! All I want to see is only FULL compatybility with psone/ps2 games. A lot of games still dont work or works slow (Jak & Daxter, Ratcher & Clank 2,3,4). PS3 with 40gb drive should have full compatylbility too.


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+ Carl on June 30th, 2008 at 5:53 am said:

Thank you, i applaud you for implementing this. Looks great.

Just a question, will all games HAVE to include trophies from now on, or is it the dev’s choice?

Either way, i’m happy.


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+ tretle on June 30th, 2008 at 5:53 am said:

by the way, if you ever integrate skype or google talk or whatever don’t create a second icon especially for it. Integrate it into the current friends list. What I mean by this is in the settings section you could have a new friends icon. When you click on it you could add your skype/google talk id.
Then in the current psn friends section you could see who is online. If a friend is on skype or google talk on the ps3 it would have a skype/google talk icon where the game status usually is.
I am not too pushed on skype/google talk functionality but people have mentioned it so I want to make sure that if you do integrate it in the future you integrate it well.
The psp way is cool but not as cool as what is described above…
Thank you, thank you, thank you :D


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+ Aprisaiden_22 on June 30th, 2008 at 5:54 am said:

Hey can we PLEASE get some confirmation that Trophy support will be mandatory for all games released after July ?


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+ pshelper on June 30th, 2008 at 5:55 am said:

thats freaking awesome, cant wait im so excited!


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+ cubehouse on June 30th, 2008 at 5:56 am said:

I doubt it will be a requirement for future games… but I think game developers will realise a game is more popular with trophies and they’ll be put in the majority of games… Give MGS and GTA trophies and you’ve just wasted my next week :)


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