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PS3 Firmware (v2.76) Update

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on May 13, 2009 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

Hello, I just wanted to provide everyone with a head’s up that the next PLAYSTATION 3 system software update (v.2.76) will be coming soon. This is a minor update that improves the playback quality of some PS3 format software.

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+ makingmusic on May 13th, 2009 at 7:37 pm said:

And of course I’ll beg for the usual stuff…

Faster XMB
Trophy auto-syncing
Cross game voice chat

And, if you’re really awesome:

PS2 BC for all. Thoguh I understand why it probably won’t happen. Modders can’t even get this functioning properly on quad core PCs.

And what’s with the lack of ps1 titles on the Store? That’s like free money for you guys! We’ve only seen ONE new game on the NA Store this year. SCEJ, on the other hand, knows how to do it right.


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+ magpie4life on May 13th, 2009 at 7:37 pm said:

Hi Eric Lempel,

thumbs up for you and the guys at Sony for keep giving us system updates. I’m loving it!!

By the way, why didn’t you mention what the update contains? Don’t you usually list them along with the announcement that an update is coming. If the update is still far away and there is still a chance to add new features, can you please add some of these…

1. Cross-game voice chat (skype would be prefered).

2. Can you remove the reauthorization thing that the last firmware enabled? My game-sharing friend is in another country.

3. Faster download for things from the store and also game updates…they take longer compared to the other box.

4. Can you improve PS2 software compatibility for 80GB PS3 (Motorstorm and MGS bundles)??

5. In game XMB for any kind of media that the PS3 can run.

6. If at the end this update only improve PS3 software stability, can you really improve ALL games?? I know that inFAMOUS is coming out, but please improve all PS3 software (enable in-game XMB for ENCHANTED ARMS, etc…)

Thank you,
magpie4life


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+ PIRATKOPIA on May 13th, 2009 at 7:38 pm said:

I hope it will soon be possible to copy a avatar photo from your PS Home and send it to be your PSN avatar aswell.


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+ jayyy91 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:38 pm said:

Well, I guess now is the appropriate time to post this:

ERIC LEMPEL

- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
- Auto Sync Trophies
- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
- Report feature to report issues and stuff
- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there
- More Avatars
- XMB for movies, browser and PS2
The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg
Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394
NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)


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+ redknight4 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:39 pm said:

I love to actually see the ability to save alternate network connection info especially when I need to switch from wired network to wireless network when I use my ps3 in a different room or at a friend’s house that has a different wireless or wired network setup. it’s a feture that that the ds,wii, and dsi have but only allow 3 connections then you have to replace 1 if something changes


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+ C_Smith89 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:40 pm said:

hopefully sony adds skype to ps3 its on psp so why not


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+ station3fever on May 13th, 2009 at 7:41 pm said:

Thanks Eric and keep up the great work. (Remember you can’t please everyone and people will always have an opinion be it good or bad) As an old song goes “Don’t worry be Happy”


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+ Rapoza on May 13th, 2009 at 7:42 pm said:

how does cross game chat suppose to work, if you talkin to your friend during the game everybody in that game is gonna hear what you talking too? how you suppose to switch when you want talk to the game people and your friend back and forth


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+ nokedimyo on May 13th, 2009 at 7:42 pm said:

I agree that it would be nice to know more about the updates. Many of us are used to PC patches where they tell you everything the patch is supposed to do.


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+ DarkRyuCloud on May 13th, 2009 at 7:44 pm said:

Still not getting what we need.

Voice Chat
Cross Game Invite
Graphically redesign the XMB
Sound when receiving message
Party Chat
Redesign profile
Voice Message

Come on how long till we get this, or are we not getting it at all. Should we wait till PS4 or something.


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+ WiZeGuY on May 13th, 2009 at 7:44 pm said:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! does this mean that there is no room for an e3 firmware surprise?


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+ OPROPHETTA666 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:47 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL
- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
- INGAME WEB BROWSER
- A REALLY FUNCTIONAL CUSTOM SOUNDTRACK SYSTEM
- Auto Sync Trophies
- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
- Report feature to report issues and stuff
- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there
- More Avatars
- XMB for movies, browser and PS2
The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg
Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394
NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)

COPY AND PASTE THIS!!


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+ Rapoza on May 13th, 2009 at 7:47 pm said:

^^^no, it means the fixxes are now the features is when e3 is here


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+ Jaden-Corsair on May 13th, 2009 at 7:48 pm said:

He’s a quick simple idea for an update: Fix the stupid PS2 controller adapter issues.


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+ azn_fury on May 13th, 2009 at 7:53 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL
- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
- INGAME WEB BROWSER
- A REALLY FUNCTIONAL CUSTOM SOUNDTRACK SYSTEM
- Auto Sync Trophies
- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
- Report feature to report issues and stuff
- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there
- More Avatars
- XMB for movies, browser and PS2
The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg
Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394
NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)

COPY AND PASTE THIS!!


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+ IhIh on May 13th, 2009 at 7:54 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL

- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
- Auto Sync Trophies
- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
- Report feature to report issues and stuff
- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there
- More Avatars
- XMB for movies, browser and PS2
The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg
Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394
NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)

The user profile is so gorgeous please make an improved version of this pretty please (._.’)


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+ Buddyleej on May 13th, 2009 at 7:55 pm said:

I wouldnt mind seeing my actual exp for the trophies. Maybe put the exp count on the bar like 1000/3000 to next level so I can actually see myself leveling up. Right now at level 9 if I unlock a bronze trophy my percentage doesnt even go up one percent.


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+ eksMAN on May 13th, 2009 at 8:00 pm said:

wtf?? am i missing something how do you go from 2.70 to 2.76 and call it a minor update shouldnt it be 2.71


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+ sinned47 on May 13th, 2009 at 8:02 pm said:

two things i would recommend on future updates:
1) cross game voice chat
2) making the ps3 fight sticks compatible with ps2 fighting games. for example, playing guilty gear accent core with the street fighter 4 tournament stick.


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+ goinpostal45014 on May 13th, 2009 at 8:04 pm said:

hey, got a question…..my ps3 says it needs an update….but the latest update on the PS website it version 2.70….when/where is 2.76


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+ philixus on May 13th, 2009 at 8:06 pm said:

it is live now and i am downloading it as we type


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+ pardthemonster on May 13th, 2009 at 8:07 pm said:

NEW!!!

Trophies don’t need their game reopened to display after a hard drive upgrade or backup restore.


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+ Wheels86 on May 13th, 2009 at 8:07 pm said:

just curious on a few things

1. is 2.76 available for download yet?

2. When is the E3 convention?


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+ hugecakefan on May 13th, 2009 at 8:11 pm said:

Download is now available. The convention is June 2-4.


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+ hugecakefan on May 13th, 2009 at 8:12 pm said:

It appears to be a download direct to the PS3. I don’t think they have updated the website download yet.


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+ LongTallnUgly on May 13th, 2009 at 8:13 pm said:

I hope there’s a fix for the browser you guys broke with the last update. Good work on all the other updates though.


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+ Wheels86 on May 13th, 2009 at 8:14 pm said:

@244

thanks for the info


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+ almcchesney on May 13th, 2009 at 8:15 pm said:

it could also be something for the PlayStation store, i remember there was an update needed to get the dlc for disgaea.


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+ THE_SPANIARD on May 13th, 2009 at 8:16 pm said:

I love secret updates that are later activated remotely by sony during press confrences :O I wonder what it is hiding under all that nothing


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+ MA16v3 on May 13th, 2009 at 8:16 pm said:

I ave a feeling this lays the groundwork for something to be announced at E3.

And no, you wouldn’t use Cross-Game chat in something like Warhawk or SOCOM or any game where you plan to be online. That’s more for people who want to chat, but also want to be playing a game. Scaling the Bloody Palace in Devil May Cry 4 is a long and monotonous task, but having someone to talk to, say perhaps someone else playing the same single player game, makes it a lot bearable.

More stability = good.
So, anyone find any stealth features?


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+ DylanMMc on May 13th, 2009 at 8:17 pm said:

CROSS GAME VOICE CHAT

i just did your job for you now make it happen, i know you guys see all the comments saying we want, get to it, we all paid at least 400 bucks for our system you owe us cross game chat


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+ Post_Script on May 13th, 2009 at 8:19 pm said:

Bah! I’ve tried updating this silly thing, and I keep getting an error – once it happened right after I started, another after like 20 minutes (with only some 7% downloaded).


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+ KSPRAYDAD on May 13th, 2009 at 8:20 pm said:

@243…

1. Yes.
2. June 2-4 *http://www.e3expo.com/


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+ MuzikDJ on May 13th, 2009 at 8:20 pm said:

eric we also need a transparent messages when they pop up(not the words)its really annoying when u have 100 ppl in ur list. also at time when u send a message in game it frezzes before u can send the message(game doesnt freeze it still playin in background)and also being able to create your own avatar


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+ ADR143 on May 13th, 2009 at 8:21 pm said:

well this update pretty much just fix some issues……

E3 hoping for big update announcements!

*cough ingame chat cough*


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+ DjLess on May 13th, 2009 at 8:23 pm said:

I love updates too!

Good job Sony, keep them coming.


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+ Azureus_7 on May 13th, 2009 at 8:24 pm said:

Wow that’s cool nice!!! They should make sumthing that can crossplat. Console vs. Consolem, EPIC…


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+ KSPRAYDAD on May 13th, 2009 at 8:24 pm said:

Almost a year to the day (May 14th) we had the EXACT SAME TYPE OF UPDATE:

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

We all know what that led too…


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+ ClinToN on May 13th, 2009 at 8:25 pm said:

Someone needs to start flexing that banning power. Some people are really exaggerating this copy and paste weakness.


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+ jetblack423 on May 13th, 2009 at 8:28 pm said:

are you going to answer our questions if so is this a midnight launch and when is the next firmware thinking of being released


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+ MOMS–MISTAKE on May 13th, 2009 at 8:30 pm said:

Would love to see an equalizer for the music player


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+ smokiemcdougle on May 13th, 2009 at 8:30 pm said:

You are all acting like a bunch of children. I want this, I want that and you suck for not giving it to me. Try to be grateful for a change and appreciate that Sony is doing anything to improve the service, for free I might add. So from those of us that care, thank you. Good job. I can’t wait for more.

For those of you that want the cross game invites, how hard is it to send a message and say join my game? You still have load up the game anyway. Cross-game chat seems overrated as well. I don’t want to talk while gaming unless its with my team. I like the text chat, cuz I can contribute when I want. Thanks again.


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+ Roblo85 on May 13th, 2009 at 8:41 pm said:

I cant seem to download it.


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+ magpie4life on May 13th, 2009 at 8:42 pm said:

THE UPDATE IS LIVE GUYS!!


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+ Enigma777 on May 13th, 2009 at 8:43 pm said:

Seeing as how everyone else is doing it:

Can we please get RSS feeds, improved flash player and move the controller battery status 1 line down or a bit to the left?


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+ Michelasso on May 13th, 2009 at 8:44 pm said:

Is the any chance that you’re going to move the CONTROLLER BATTERY ICON overlapping the clock?? This is retarded!


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+ Thrasher20 on May 13th, 2009 at 8:45 pm said:

K.


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+ bigblack404 on May 13th, 2009 at 8:45 pm said:

Hey Eric you know what would be helpful, if we can actually download the update without getting error messages every try. On top of that you can’t download it off of the Playstation site. Way to go guys. You give us a surprise update that does nothing, only to have server issues.


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+ Snizshizzle on May 13th, 2009 at 8:48 pm said:

Ughhh, it stops in the middle of my DL everytime. Why don’t they put the update on the site so I can actually use the “Update from media storage device” option? This pisses me off.


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+ D4RkNIKON on May 13th, 2009 at 8:50 pm said:

Sony fans really are [DELETED] aren’t they? While that’s one way to deal with things, another way would be to wait and see what Sony has in store for us at E3 before you open your mouths with nothing but hate toward a company that you love.


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