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)
- 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)
Video delivery service on PlayStation Store
- 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
He even threw in a video to show you a quick preview of the new goodies in FW 2.70. Check it out below:
Again, it's coming "soon", so be on your toes. We'll be on ours, too.
Thanks, eaferrari24, for the tip!
We told you it's gonna be up real soon. As a matter of fact, FW 2.70 is now live! We're downloading it as I type, and we'll have the changelog for you in a jiffy.
Thanks to VISE for the tip!