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PS3 Firmware (v2.80) Update

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Jun 23, 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 (v2.80) will be coming soon. The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 format software has been improved.

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+ jakinov on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:12 pm said:

…… what a [DELETED] update
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 (*)
ERIC LEMPEL


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+ tetsou9shima on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:13 pm said:

@83

That game would take massive amounts of updates to make it any good :P


103

+ Torgo on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:13 pm said:

Wait, so it doesn’t add:
Full 360 compatibility
Ability to fly to Mars
Bring famous singers back from the dead
2160p support
10.1 surround sound
Unicorns and Rainbows
?????

I’m so disappointed that you’ve released software that helps my PS3 work better. Damn your eyes!!!!


104

+ POLYERGOS on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:13 pm said:

@69 I totally agree with you dude.

“THIS IS BULLS**T”


105

+ Intocable22 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:14 pm said:

Here is a request. Add ability to Deactivate all PS3′s under account or a variation of it. Tired of contacting Sony and getting bad customer service.


106

+ Nero-_-25 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:15 pm said:

Sony if you forgot the PS3 main attaraction is gaming, so concentrate on that. Add new avatars at least. How hard can that be? ps3 staff fail


107

+ westendmatt on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:15 pm said:

Any improvements to PS3′s firmware are welcome. Cheers


108

+ katsuo7171 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:15 pm said:

Thanks, but can you please say what those playback quality improvements are.

I don’t like being left to fend for myself. :(


109

+ Delriach on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:16 pm said:

Sony should hire John D. to reply to us all :)


110

+ HorizonShadow on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:16 pm said:

@49

Nothing can stop BC from freezing.
=p


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+ nutellapr on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:16 pm said:

Eric, the tech detail provided is just brutal and quite honestly quite insulting. Should something happen when I apply this MANDATORY update, I have no recourse to try and figure out what to avoid or what may be the cause. Could you imagine a company such as MS, Apple or RIM release an update and not provide any tech details? No one in their right mind would touch this yet it’s forced on us? This is pathetic customer service and pathetic marketing. At least by giving users the details and the OPTION to upgrade or not (or wait a wait to see if an of the early adopters had trouble) you take away some of the responsibility for bricking a unit away from Sony and in the hands of end users. Seriously, really embarrassing marketing and customer experience. Luckily MS has such crappy hardware (but handled the fallout extremely well)


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+ Nero-_-25 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:18 pm said:

Did you guys at least add new avatars? If not You guys suck. It took 2-3 years to get psn cards, how much longer do we need to wait for new avatars. Again you guys are terrible. I see that adding new pictures is to challanging to the sony staff


113

+ Erasure242 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:18 pm said:

I heard that the new firmware will have a new chat feature that will allow you to send smoke signals to your friends during games.


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+ Cerberus_Hunter on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:18 pm said:

“The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 format software has been improved.”

really…like!? wouldn’t hurt to give us the details…

Take the above comment as feedback.


115

+ tetsou9shima on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:19 pm said:

Eric, I know your sitting there laughing your a@@ off right now. Very funny…..now how about some actual information.


116

+ kev180 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:19 pm said:

We don’t want any of this “stability”!!! We all clearly want less of it, so with the next update could you make every game run at 3 fps? I am fairly sure we would all appreciate it!


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+ sNsKid on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:19 pm said:

haha so it’s a minor update. lol x]


118

+ HorizonShadow on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:20 pm said:

I’m waiting for Playstation Cloud.

Because I know it’s real… Jeff confirmed it when he denied it on IGN. Whenever a company goes for 6 months ignoring rumours, then randomly denies one, you know it’s true XD


119

+ Rapoza on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:20 pm said:

they need to double the staff that works on the ps3 software!!


120

+ OmegaArchetype on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:21 pm said:

I hate to sound like a broken record, but are you guys serious with this update?

When have .X0 updates been just playback quality?

You guys mean to tell us that the entire time between 2.70 and now has had you guys working on playback quality and nothing more? Give us a break.


121

+ seamonkey420 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:21 pm said:

please just give me a few more basic notifications options!!

it sucks ballz when you have over 100 psn pals and they continously are going offline/online.
all i want to see are notifications when i get new messages. thats all. i don’t care if john2934 is online or not. :)

i have ingame xmb for that :P


122

+ evilman278 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:22 pm said:

ahhh i just want new gamer profiles and cross game voice chat


123

+ D-Squad3 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:23 pm said:

Another minor update…


124

+ BlooodyCow on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:24 pm said:

This update should not be a mandatory update because we do not know what it do to your PS3′s. Give us actually tech detail on what it do because this is pure B5.


125

+ Erasure242 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:24 pm said:

@HorizonShadow.. Sadly the only Cloud your going to see on your PS3 is if you download Final Fantasy 7… Its fake…


126

+ tetsou9shima on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:24 pm said:

new servers are handling our irritation quite nicely. I think the blog got a better update than our ps3′s. Way to spend the money wisely Sony.


127

+ bravo9zero on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:25 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 (*)
ERIC LEMPEL

We just want to make ps3 better.


128

+ W0lf_MAN21 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:26 pm said:

well… at least we’re getting an update.
next time, no matter how small the list of “features” may be, can you actually tell us the changes?

thanks non the less.


129

+ drish88 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:27 pm said:

Eric, come on. You may as well have not posted anything with such a vague description here. Or just said 2.8 is coming and you have no idea what’s in it yet, but will get back to us. What you’ve done here is just an insult to our intelligence.


130

+ Cesarcsrf on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:28 pm said:

cross game invite? ,voice chat in-game ? trophy improvements ,added video codec compatibilities ?


131

+ Tebeau23 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:28 pm said:

Thanks Eric for the update! Keep them rollin!

:)


132

+ BlooodyCow on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:28 pm said:

I do not know which division is worse for Sony. Their Firmware department or their marketing department. Sony keep putting these outstanding games on the PS3 only be held back by their marketing team. Sony has the best system on the market only to be held back by their firmware team. Sony need to shake up these two department.


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+ SharkRocket7 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:29 pm said:

@103 That’s a great comment! LOL


134

+ infamousXX87XX on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:29 pm said:

the last REAL update we got was fw 2.40….which was 07/2008….A WHOLE YEAR AGO. I cant believe it takes soooo long for anything to get done


135

+ FlyAJ on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:29 pm said:

thats all there is…? Thanks for this but there is so much to be done also. I love my ps3 but need to compete w/ other consoles


136

+ Gr00v3r06 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:30 pm said:

Hmm well I should be used to it by now. Will it include support for the latest version of Divx? I really think you guys should look at the fake friend feed post with the other day. It would be nice to borrow some of those ideas.


137

+ necronzero on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:30 pm said:

The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 format software has been improved.

USELESS!


138

+ BlooodyCow on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:30 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL give up more detail on this update or get the @#$% out. Seriously. I need to know what software on my PS3 is going to be affect by this update because I am being force into download it if I want to play online or access the PSN store.


139

+ Cesarcsrf on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:32 pm said:

@101 hell yeah!


140

+ tetsou9shima on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:33 pm said:

I think this lame Firmware post is now officially worse than those idiots who works so hard to post “first”. You should be proud Eric


141

+ wingnut2600 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:33 pm said:

All I really want for Christmas would be the ability to play .mkv files natively (.ogm would be nice as well).


142

+ AwRy108 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:33 pm said:

*SIGH* Why do you waste our time?


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+ NoRRis_012 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:35 pm said:

I’m sorry but I have to say that this FW Update announcement is kind of embarrassing. It’s been like what,… 3-5 months since we’ve had an actual FW Update that provided a new feature that’s useful?


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+ norm01 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:39 pm said:

I’ve got a sneaky suspicion that the reason why we don’t have cross game voice and video chat yet is due to PSN population base. Perhaps they are waiting for a certain PS3/PSN user base threshold to be reached before releasing such features? A higher # of PS3 owners would mean more revenue coming in to pay for such network broadband demanding services like cross-game chat. It’s just a guess.


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+ PsychoZ2k on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:39 pm said:

The updates are so vague sometimes… I wish that while an update downloads we can look at a readme file of the release notes or at least have one posted up for the people who wanna know what’s really in these updates…


146

+ RedHawk27 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:41 pm said:

Can you PLEASE add black to the PS3 Wave color chooser, it turns black at night so it can’t be that hard to add.


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+ tetsou9shima on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:42 pm said:

edit feature and a reply feature….rock on blog….keep it coming


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+ norm01 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:43 pm said:

edit and reply didn’t work for me… yet. :)


149

+ dwight123 on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:43 pm said:

Give us somemore info on what is in our UPDATES! like everyone else is saying!


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+ Rude_Sparthan on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:44 pm said:

..wordless about communication.. about useless firmware.. disappointed about continued indifference concerne communitiy questions and request


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