PlayStation 3 firmware update v3.40 adds PlayStation Plus support
By Hector Cortez Jun 29, 2010, 2:43 GMT
PS3 system software update (v3.40) will add PlayStation Plus support among other things.
Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced system software update (v3.40) for the PlayStation 3 will be released June 29, adding the PlayStation Plus subscription service package, enhancements to the connection between users, PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts and other new features.
Additionally, system software update (v6.30) for the PSP system will launch simultaneously with PS3 system software update (v3.40), adding PlayStation Plus compatibility as well as other minor features.
Main updated features from PS3 system software update (v3.40) include:
PlayStation Plus: A new subscription service package on PlayStation Network, PlayStation Plus offers gamers exclusive services. All PlayStation Network users will continue to have free access to all the current PSN features, including online game play.
Photo Gallery: A new network based photo sharing feature is now available on the Photo Gallery. The enhancement allows PS3 users to upload, browse and comment on photos on sites such as Facebook and Picasa Web Album. PS3 users can also opt to share their photos between their PlayStation Network friends.
Video Editor & Uploader: Video Editor and Uploader is a new function found on the XrossMediaBar (XMB), which enables users to edit, save and upload video files stored on the PS3 system to sites such as Facebook or YouTube.
Five Star Rating Support: Users can rate PlayStation Store content they have purchased with one to five star ratings.
Power Save Settings: The default setting for PS3 System Auto-Off will be set at two hours, providing users with additional power save options.