Monday, May 14, 2007

Sony Announces PS3 Firmware Revision 2.0...Sort Of

Hot on the heels of the latest firmware release for the Xbox 360, Sony announced the next firmware revision for the PS3 today...and then pulled it, hoping no one noticed it was out. Of course, this is the internet, so now everyone knows about it. Technology rules.

Firmware 2.0 promises to be a decent upgrade, with a lot of added features. What appears to be the full feature list was leaked earlier today, although explanations about the options were no where to be found. Expect those when the firmware actually goes live. Or at least, a couple days later, since that's usually how Sony handles these situations. That being said, there's no word yet on when this puppy will drop.

Among the list of items slated for the next release are desktop wallpaper, support for RSS feeds, new slide show effects, and revised file sorting - that last one was really overdue. You can pimp the full list here.

Admittedly, a lot of this stuff is already on the Xbox, but they had a head start in getting there. It's good to see that Sony is setting the bar high, and is piling in as many features as they can. All I gots to say is keep them coming boys. Oh, and some good games would be nice too. You know, if it's not too much trouble.

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