GDC: “PS3 Firmware 2.70 definitely this week. Developers got it yesterday”

Tuesday, 24th March 2009 22:19 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Just got this from a prominent PS3 developer at GDC: “PS3 Firmware 2.70 definitely this week. Developers got it yesterday.”

The update was rumoured to have gone live this afternoon, but was apparently withdrawn.

This source is concrete, kids. Watch for an announcement in the next few days.




    What does it have again?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. SilentLoner

    yeah whats the predicted updates?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Syrok

    It deletes all you trophies.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    No one knows, innit. I saw cross-game chat rumoured today.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Cort

    More Home game launching and audio messaging also rumoured.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. SilentLoner

    cross game chat would make me wet myself!

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Syrok

    .mkv support would be nice. Saves me converting the files. (No, I cannot simply stream it)

    #7 6 years ago
  8. SilentLoner

    yes that feature too would be sweet as

    #8 6 years ago

    @ silent -
    I hope it doesnt have cross game chat.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Shatner


    #10 6 years ago

    shatner- syrok wrote he didnt want to stream.

    Sidenote – vuze is a pretty cool program to stream hd to ps3.

    On topic – just did some checking and it looks like cross game and voice messages are coming.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. SilentLoner

    I am on a MAC so I cant Shatner.

    Oh and why the resistance for x game chat?

    #12 6 years ago

    @ silent – no resistance, just the thought of you (even though i dont know you) getting wet was disturbing.

    Try VUZE. i think that its MAC compatible.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Cort

    I’m hoping it brings us the EA Sports Home space too. Not that it needs a firmware update … just clutching at straws as it’s gone quiet since they said “due March”.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. faiizow

    “On topic – just did some checking and it looks like cross game and voice messages are coming.”

    What What?

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Syrok

    @shatner: I would happily do this, but I have the problem that there are too many servers on my network, which results in an error message poping up every few seconds once I turn on the media streaming function of the PS3.

    @Silent: As far as I know you can stream content from your Mac to a PS3. Not sure whether that is also over tversity or another program.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. SilentLoner

    Yeah but not mkv files sadly :(

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Syrok

    Rejoice ;)

    #18 6 years ago
  19. faiizow

    SilentLoner, I recommend you get PS3MediaSever, it does “on-the-fly” MKV conversion.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. faiizow

    Syrok beat me to it. =[

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Michael O'Connor

    “No one knows, innit. I saw cross-game chat rumoured today.”

    Yeah, more features that have came as standard in the competition’s console over 3 years ago!

    #21 6 years ago
  22. SilentLoner

    wooooo snipe shot alert!

    #22 6 years ago
  23. disc

    Developers usually get the dev firmwares months in advance of the retail firmware upgrades.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Michael O'Connor

    *that came

    Damn lack of edit button.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. No_PUDding

    A PS3 developer?

    First party?

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Gamoc

    Michael, you’re lowering yourself to fanboy/flamebaited status? I’m disappointed in you.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Gamoc


    Yeah, no edit IS annoying.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Syrok

    It’s a trick to get more comments on each article.


    #28 6 years ago
  29. Shatner


    #29 6 years ago
  30. faiizow

    That’s what happens when you don’t proof-read your post’s.

    And when you do….you get people like Syrok stealing them.


    #30 6 years ago
  31. Patrick Garratt

    Mart keeps saying he’ll look at the edit thing. I might ask Chris, actually. He got the galleries and comments box done today in double-quick time.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Gamoc


    Yes, edit option, please. I’ll love you. Aaalll night. Nobody needs to know.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. faiizow

    Oh snap. CydoniaX just updated his post…..

    #33 6 years ago
  34. No_PUDding

    Mart sucks ass, apart from the curvy corners.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. skynidas

    So…Mr Garratt, coming this week 100% sure?

    #35 6 years ago
  36. faiizow

    Sup sky.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Psychotext

    Be interesting to see what this is. X-game invites and chat are top of my list.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. ecu

    Another shout for MKV support, although I know it’s not going to happen.

    TVersity/PS3MediaServer are not viable solutions to me, since I have my PS3 wireless, and my PC wireless. I’ve tried streaming with both of them, and it’s very hit and miss due to this. I’ve no wish to trail huge cables around my house just to get the media server working decently.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. FeaturePreacher

    This is going to be hilarious when so many people are going to be disappointed. If they do add cross-game voice chat, I suspect it will have to be implemented by the developer, just like custom soundtrax. If they get it to be system wide, then there’s even more of a reason to make custom soundtrax a system wide feature, regardless of made up patent violation excuses. My bet would be all that’s going to happen in 2.70 are a few bug fixes with some games and maybe the release of the ad-hoc party. But I’m sure so many here are going to hype themselves up only to be greatly disappointed later and text bomb the playstation blog with their anger.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Gekidami

    Surely anything big like crossgame chat would be in 3.00 not .70…

    #40 6 years ago

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