Part 1 of PS3 Firmware 2.40 walkthrough video shows new XMB features

Monday, 30th June 2008 08:10 GMT By Mike

Sony’s released the promised walkthrough video of PS3 Firmware 2.40. Watch it after the break.

The movie shows PSN boss Eric Lempel talk through how in-game XMB will work after the update.

This is only the first part of the tutorial, with a second to follow shortly, says The Playstation Blog.

There’s no release date for 2.40 yet, other than “soon”. Which hopefully means “this week”.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Robo_1

    Does exactly what it says on the tin really.

    I’d hope you get some sort of in-game notice when a new message appears, and from the sounds of that, selecting your own music doesn’t automatically turn off the actual game music, which is maybe a limitation of having this feature parachuted in after the launch of the console.

    Overall though, better late than never.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    Yeah, it didn’t show a notification. I assume it must do, though.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Seems like such a minor thing, but I really like how you can switch PSN games without going back to the main XMB to choose first. :)

    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike

    All looks pretty slick to me. Some nice features in there.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Wadey

    Its a minor point but is there any reason why pushing the PS button couldn’t pause the game automatically, I can’t think of a situation where you wouldn’t want to pause it to access the menu. Obviously you couldn’t pause an online game.

    #5 7 years ago

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