Details about the coming PS3 Firmware 2.40 are making rounds on the net lately. The most recent confirmed item is, of course, PSN director Eric Lempel’s official announcement that FW 2.40 will include in-game access of the XMB and trophies.
Everything aside from that, unfortunately, have been taken from the rumor bin, including (but not limited to) some leaked screens of the PS3 trophies, the function to play your own music in-game, and others besides.
CVG hear that PS3 Firmware 2.40 will be heading out in three weeks’ time – right in the middle of E3, actually. Possible? Yes, I imagine Sony revealing the PS3 Firmware 2.40 features during the E3 event, and simultaneously making it available to download on the same day
Aside from a release window, CVG learned that there are four types of trophies to be had: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, all achievable by a leveling-up system (probably similar to that of CoD4) – not by “gamer points”.
It also looks like getting to play your own music while playing a game will be possible on Firmware 2.40. CVG reports that there will be the usual music player functions such as Play, Pause, Next Track, Previous Track, Change volume, Change repeat mode, and Change shuffle mode.
Here’s the list of PS3 Firmware 2.40 features that was leaked to CVG:
- Friend category
- View, send, receive messages
- Manage downloads
- Set the vibration feature of the controller
- Sign in to PlayStation Network
- Register friends
- Manage Bluetooth devices
- Terminate the game
- Music category
- Use the system BGM
- Work the system BGM operation panel
- Settings category
- Assign controllers
- View profiles
- Game category
- Set audio devices
- Use the voice changer
I’m ticking this one off with the Rumor label until Sony officially confirm this.