Mandatory firmware update to bring 3D gaming to your PS3

Mandatory firmware update to bring 3D gaming to your PS3

An article detailing the latest firmware update for the Sony Playstation 3, which is mandatory, and will bring trophy enhancements along with 3D gaming support to the console.

Abhinav Lal  | Published 22 Apr 2010 18:13 IST

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Sony’s last PS3 firmware update caused a furore with thousands of PS3 users indignant about the Install Other OS option being removed. While legendary PS3 hacker GeoHot went ahead and gave users a way around to the difficulty, Sony was churning out its next system software update. It will be available soon and will be mandatory. Primarily, these updates will provide new features to the Trophy section making it “easier to claim bragging rights”, and the much looked forward to 3D gaming support. Here are the updates, from Sony’s PlayStation blog:

Trophy enhancements:
1) Now you can more easily sort trophies in the [Trophy Collection] and [Comparing Trophy] sections. Sorting can be done with [Trophy Collection] in the [Game Category] and also when comparing trophies with your friends in the [Friend Category]
2) Trophy Folder (Title List) can be sorted by game name/ by title according to the date in which you earned your last trophy (ascending/descending)
3) Add-on list (Group list) can be sorted by original/the date in which you earned your last trophy (ascending/descending)
4) Trophy list can be sorted by original/trophy name/grade/date of obtaining the trophy (ascending/descending)

3D Gaming and other features:
In addition, this update preps the PS3 system for some upcoming new features, including 3D stereoscopic gaming, which is coming soon to PS3, in time for the launch of Sony’s 3D BRAVIA TVs.

Specified as “3D stereoscopic gaming”, it is now apparent that earlier rumours were correct: the update will only support 3D gaming, and not movies on the Blu-Ray format. The update will arrive in June, alongside Sony's 3D TVs. As mentioned in an earlier article, Sony’s 3D TVs will come bundled with four PS3 3D titles: Wipeout HD, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, Pain, and Super Stardust HD.

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