PS3 Firmware v2.70 features unveiled, Text Chat coming
The PlayStation 3 2.70 Firmware Update is definitely coming! Not today, though, at least not now. Maybe in a couple of hours it'll land - you know how Sony is about dropping their FWs: announced, but always surprising. Anyhow, Eric Lempel took to the PS Blog to reveal to us a few nifty details about this latest firmware edition for the power console.
First up: the new Text Chat feature. Sounds cool, eh? And it is! This will allow you to communicate online with your PSN pals - up to 15 of them at a time, take note - via the Wireless Keypa, on-screen keyboard, or other compatible keyboard peripherals.
And then there's more:
Friends list on the XMB (XrossMediaBar)
Video delivery service on PlayStation Store
- Sort your friends via their online status
- Attach larger files to the messages you send to your friends (file size will increase from 1MB to 3MB)
He even threw in a video to show you a quick preview of the new goodies in FW 2.70. Check it out below:
- Video files you ve purchased from the PlayStation Store can be backed up to an external storage device and then restored to PS3 s internal hard drive for playback so you can clear up space on your hard drive and then restore the video anytime in the future
- Videos you ve purchased for PSP (PlayStation Portable) system can now be transferred to PS3 for playback
Again, it's coming "soon", so be on your toes. We'll be on ours, too.
Thanks, eaferrari24, for the tip!