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PS3 Firmware (v2.80) Update

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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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  • niceeeeeeeee

  • does it have friends party chat?

  • is the os footprint been reduced?

  • Firmware FTW
    Hi GAF :)

  • Nice a new update! Keep them coming

  • what are the games that benifit from it?

  • RogueCommando

    Faster XMB load times and trophy syncronization

  • one day i hope to see a full set of release notes, no matter the length. just knowing what’s REALLY going on would be great.

  • hecubus1017

    Thanks Eric. I always look forward to PS3 updates.

  • Did PSN improve? cause everyone has been having issues. did you guys improve it with this? well thanks for the info!

  • Letters2Kay

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

  • OOh OOoh what else like multi-user login so I can play Sacred 2 offline with my wife?

  • is that error noise finaly going to stop after i chose dl in background from the ps store.

    wish ps cloud was true so much potential

  • Just sent my 60 GB PS3 for OOW repair cause it was not reading dual layer Blu-rays (freezing/locking up during play) hope this did not fix the problem as being out $150 for a system I babied is painful.

  • bobloblaw06

    is there ever going to be an update with some sort of problem fix? like if you update and it doesnt work properly will there be a way to try and fix it?
    also looking forward to this

  • Play back? Are you kidding me… Thx anyways

  • UnitedEarth

    Haha. So many people said it would have cross-game chat, just like every other update.

  • We definitely need more info.

    By the way, I’m getting really tired of downloading and installing small updates like this. Why don’t you bundle these small updates in ONE big update. That would save me a lot of time.

  • mushroomwig

    Nice but why is this a 2.80 update? It sounds really minor, shouldn’t it be something like 2.77?

    Usually .10 upates are pretty good.

  • I’m hoping this will fix the SingStar Country PS2 bug that keeps it from working with the PS3 SingStar disc swap feature.

    Thanks for the heads up

  • Please detail it more! A nice Round 2.80 Firmware can’t come with only: “The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 format software has been improved.” what’s that about? PSN improves? Cross Game Voice Chat? Anything? Just… this?

  • Deathsknight

    i dont get why everyone is so happy its just a firmware to improve how some games play back we need firmwares with new features not improved playback sigh.

  • Twista18D72

    Wow come on. Lacking features much? Eric can you please update us and tell us about any upcoming features?

  • HorizonShadow

    Playstation SOFTWARE.

    So..
    Anything from the XMB to PS store, to downloadable content tothe way updates take place…

    Oh dear. *facepalm*

  • mushroomwig

    Nice but why is this a 2.80 update? It sounds really minor, shouldn’t it be 2.77 or something?

    Usualy .10 updates are good.

  • Another routine mandatory worthless PS3 firmware update that could brick your machine if anything goes wrong during the process. No wonder PS3 is in third place.

  • I hope it includes a fix for Linksys media servers.

  • woot woot!!!
    Can’t stop progress

  • is there any new features and how soon?

  • I hope you guys are looking at the ps3 update section of the forums there are a lot of great ideas!!!!!!!

  • Good, but what does that mean ?
    My games will load faster ?

  • one day i hope to see a full set of release notes, no matter the length. just knowing what’s REALLY going on would be great.

    THIS!

  • i can only view the first ten comments so i don’t even know if this is going through

  • Dice_for_Death_

    Vague, as usual. Is it so much, to supply specifics as to these updates? Can you not drop us the smallest bone?

  • Private chat will be nice…

  • I’m starting to think this is a template description for updates. lol

    Cross-chat! :)

  • 2.80v makes your ps3 fly lol

  • I hope you guys are looking at the ps3 update section of the forums there are alot of great ideas!!!!!!

  • damn too bad i knew this a couple hours ago :D

    can’t wait for 3.00 with cross-game chat/invite coming this year

  • footballrule

    Finally, a new update! I can’t wait!

  • The communication from the PSN team is horrible. I think im going to go throw up.

  • So there is going to be more then that right because that is little.. eh imo

  • The amount of details regarding this is amazing, lol.

    Eric, there are some things that need to be fixed that just aren’t right.

    1. When hitting background downloaded on the PS Store, you hear two sounds at the same time. This never happened before until about two updates ago.

    2. Fix that clock overlapping thing. It’s just been far too long and it’s sort of a joke now.

    3. The censoring in the Text Chat is a bit ridiculous. Look at Home and follow what they do. They have taken the community complaints of all the erroneous censoring and they got fixed!

    4. Give us a timer on how long downloads will be when background downloading. At the moment, it only shows the estimated time if you don’t or can’t background DL.

    5. Message support for PSone games. We aren’t signed out from the PSN when playing PS1 games, and we can still see messages or text chat stuff received. It’d be cool to have an option go to our friendslist. We don’t even need to full XMB. Just give us an option after pressing the PS button that says “Friends List”.

    6. The information bar should possibly just be the PlayStation twitter feed.

    7. More avatars. We need them. Give it!

  • Please more information

  • tetsou9shima

    “The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 format software has been improved.”
    Copy and paste…….great invention isn’t it.

  • what the hell, 2.80 such a big number and featres are the lamest of all!!!

  • Deathsknight

    yeah same old response like usual

  • Question?

    Will the Text Chat be fixed? the censouring of some common words like
    Peter, cave etc

  • oh wow!
    we were hoping for 3.0
    and does bad company now stops freezing with this FW?

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