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PS3 Firmware (v2.80) Update

Eric Lempel's Avatar Posted by SVP, Marketing & PlayStation Network

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 said:

June 23rd, 4:12 pm

…… 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

tetsou9shima said:

June 23rd, 4:13 pm

@83

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

Torgo said:

June 23rd, 4:13 pm

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!!!!

POLYERGOS said:

June 23rd, 4:13 pm

@69 I totally agree with you dude.

“THIS IS BULLS**T”

Intocable22 said:

June 23rd, 4:14 pm

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.

Nero-_-25 said:

June 23rd, 4:15 pm

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

westendmatt said:

June 23rd, 4:15 pm

Any improvements to PS3’s firmware are welcome. Cheers

katsuo7171 said:

June 23rd, 4:15 pm

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

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

Delriach said:

June 23rd, 4:16 pm

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

HorizonShadow said:

June 23rd, 4:16 pm

@49

Nothing can stop BC from freezing.
=p

nutellapr said:

June 23rd, 4:16 pm

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)

Nero-_-25 said:

June 23rd, 4:18 pm

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

Erasure242 said:

June 23rd, 4:18 pm

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.

Cerberus_Hunter said:

June 23rd, 4:18 pm

“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.

tetsou9shima said:

June 23rd, 4:19 pm

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

kev180 said:

June 23rd, 4:19 pm

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!

sNsKid said:

June 23rd, 4:19 pm

haha so it’s a minor update. lol x]

HorizonShadow said:

June 23rd, 4:20 pm

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

Rapoza said:

June 23rd, 4:20 pm

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

OmegaArchetype said:

June 23rd, 4:21 pm

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.

seamonkey420 said:

June 23rd, 4:21 pm

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

evilman278 said:

June 23rd, 4:22 pm

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

D-Squad3 said:

June 23rd, 4:23 pm

Another minor update…

BlooodyCow said:

June 23rd, 4:24 pm

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.

Erasure242 said:

June 23rd, 4:24 pm

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

tetsou9shima said:

June 23rd, 4:24 pm

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.

bravo9zero said:

June 23rd, 4:25 pm

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.

W0lf_MAN21 said:

June 23rd, 4:26 pm

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.

drish88 said:

June 23rd, 4:27 pm

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.

Cesarcsrf said:

June 23rd, 4:28 pm

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

Tebeau23 said:

June 23rd, 4:28 pm

Thanks Eric for the update! Keep them rollin!

:)

BlooodyCow said:

June 23rd, 4:28 pm

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.

SharkRocket7 said:

June 23rd, 4:29 pm

@103 That’s a great comment! LOL

infamousXX87XX said:

June 23rd, 4:29 pm

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

FlyAJ said:

June 23rd, 4:29 pm

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

Gr00v3r06 said:

June 23rd, 4:30 pm

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.

necronzero said:

June 23rd, 4:30 pm

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

USELESS!

BlooodyCow said:

June 23rd, 4:30 pm

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.

Cesarcsrf said:

June 23rd, 4:32 pm

@101 hell yeah!

tetsou9shima said:

June 23rd, 4:33 pm

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

wingnut2600 said:

June 23rd, 4:33 pm

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

AwRy108 said:

June 23rd, 4:33 pm

*SIGH* Why do you waste our time?

NoRRis_012 said:

June 23rd, 4:35 pm

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?

norm01 said:

June 23rd, 4:39 pm

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.

PsychoZ2k said:

June 23rd, 4:39 pm

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…

RedHawk27 said:

June 23rd, 4:41 pm

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.

tetsou9shima said:

June 23rd, 4:42 pm

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

norm01 said:

June 23rd, 4:43 pm

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

dwight123 said:

June 23rd, 4:43 pm

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

Rude_Sparthan said:

June 23rd, 4:44 pm

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

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