It’s not quite here yet, but finally the word is officially out, the in-game XMB is coming. The new firmware will have version number 2.40 and this means we won’t have to wait until forever until we can use the lovely XMB in-game. However, before 2.40’s release, another firmware, 2.36 will be released first.
Firmware 2.36 will improve system stability when playing Playstation (1,2,3?) titles, which is barely worth mentioning, especially when an awesome update is coming out not much later. At last, we hope it’s not much later as a release date hasn’t been announced yet. Another great feature is the addition of trophies, which will be quite similar to the Xbox 360’s achievements system. This way you can brag to your friends about all the things you have accomplished in your games. More details about the firmware update will be revealed at a later date.
A new PLAYSTATION 3 firmware update (v2.36) will be launching soon, improving system stability when playing select PlayStation format software titles. We’re also happy to officially report that the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will include “XMB” access in-game. The update will also include “trophies,” an exciting new feature that we’ll be providing more details on soon, as well as some other new enhancements. We’ve talked about some of this on the blog previously and know that many of you can’t wait to get your hands on these features. You can expect us to share all of the official details shortly.
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