New PS3 firmware 2.4 details leak

A supposed Sony employee has leaked new details for the much-anticipated 2.4 firmware update for PS3.

As well as the expected in-game messaging and trophy features, the in-game XMB (Xross Media Bar) access is also said to allow you to play music during gameplay - a much-requested feature already supported by Xbox 360.

TheGameFAQS (opens in new tab)poster, going by the alias Knight613 (claiming to work in R&D at Sony's Foster City branch) also says that, although you'll only have access to a limited number of the XMB's features while a game is running, you will also be able to set up Bluetooth devices, so getting your wireless headset set up won't require you to quit out. In addition, they say that it'll be released some time next week.

A picture of the new trophy screenwas also posted (opens in new tab), and to prove he isn't just a spotted teenager with a taste for lies, Knight613 also posted a snap of his office pass. That settles it, then. You're fired!

Of course Sony isn't commenting on any of it, leaving us to guess instead.

On a side note,Sony warns (opens in new tab)that the PSN will be down today from 8am to 2pm pacific time (4pm to 12am GMT) for "scheduled maintenance". That means no access to the PS Store, and no online gaming.

Could this be related to the looming firmware update? Let's hope so.

Courtesy of CVG (opens in new tab).

Jun 24, 2008