Tag Archives: in-game xmb
Fri, Jul 04, 2008 | 17:39 BST
Speaking to Loot-Ninja, SCEA’s Jeff Rubenstein has confirmed that work is still ongoing on Firmware 2.40.
“We’re still examining the cause of the problem,” he said. “We’ll announce as soon as we are ready to resume the system version update.”
Firmware 2.40, the PS3 software that adds in-game XMB and various other anticipated features to the console, was pulled after being available for less than a day after various complaints of system lock-ups.
Hopefully we’ll get more on this during UK working hours today.
Wed, Jul 02, 2008 | 19:30 BST
According to this PS3F post, the now-released PS3 Firmware 2.40 contains some new PS Store features. The shop now runs far smoother than it did previously, apparently, and also now includes a new viewing mode.
More through the link.
Wed, Jul 02, 2008 | 11:41 BST
Sony’s released Firmware 2.40 for PlayStation 3, as promised. As you know unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, the update adds in-game XMB, Trophies, Google search, custom soundtracks and a bunch of other stuff to the machine. Get it now.
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 | 16:52 BST
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 | 07:00 BST
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 | 07:00 BST
Just got this from Sony: “I’m pleased to announce Firmware 2.40 will be released Wednesday 2nd July.”
The following games are now confirmed to include Trophy support:
- BUZZ! Quiz TV
- MotorStorm Pacific Rift
- NBA 09 – PS3
- PixelJunk Eden
- Resistance 2
- SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation
Press release after the link.
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 | 13:10 BST
Sony’s just put out the second part of its Firmware 2.40 walkthrough, showing the update’s Trophy system. Get it after the link.
The first part of this movie was released earlier today, showing how in-game XMB, custom soundtracks and Google search will all work on PS3 after the software’s released.
Looks good, innit?
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 | 20:49 BST
Thu, Jun 26, 2008 | 15:26 BST
According to this NeoGaf post, Sony will release first official screens of PSN Trophies, profiles and in-game XMB next Monday.
The post also says that a video walkthrough of new PSN features it to be released on the same day.
Behind the scenes chatter in the past day has all pointed to official activity surrounding Firmware 2.4 next week. We can but hope.
Wed, Jun 25, 2008 | 20:11 BST
Here. There’s speculation there that the update’s going to be released over E3. This is what you’re going to get access to in-game:
- Friend category
- View, send, receive messages
- Manage downloads
- Set the vibration feature of the controller
- Sign in to PlayStation Network
- Register friends
- Manage Bluetooth devices
- Terminate the game
- Music category
- Use the system BGM
- Work the system BGM operation panel
- Settings category
- Assign controllers
- View profiles
- Game category
- Set audio devices
- Use the voice changer
Wed, Jun 18, 2008 | 12:51 BST
Sony’s admitted that the upcoming PS3 Firmware 2.40 will contain in-game XMB, talking on its US blog.
“We’re… happy to officially report that the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will include ‘XMB’ access in-game,” said PSN operations director Eric Lempel.
“The update will also include ‘trophies,’ an exciting new feature that we’ll be providing more details on soon, as well as some other new enhancements. We’ve talked about some of this on the blog previously and know that many of you can’t wait to get your hands on these features. You can expect us to share all of the official details shortly.”
So there we are. Guess you can trust some rumours, hey?
Mon, Jun 02, 2008 | 07:35 BST
There are some sketchy videos on MaxConsole of what appears to be the PS3 in-game XMB functionality in action. The feature is shown in two movies working with, um, Bioshock. That famous released PS3 game. Take a look.
Sat, May 31, 2008 | 11:06 BST
PSU’s running a quote from an unnamed source saying that PS3 Firmware 2.40 – the software update rumoured to hold in-game XMB and user-soundtrack functionality – will release in June.
“The SDK 2.40 will be available to dev. late in June. The actual Firmware 2.40 might see the light of day a lot sooner (my personal guess would be launch aligned or slightly before MGS4),” said the mole.
We’re waiting for comment from SCEE on a release date, but don’t be holding any breath.
Fri, May 30, 2008 | 20:30 BST
Videogaming247 has learnt that the upcoming in-game XMB – heavily rumoured to be included in PS3′s Firmware 2.40 – may not work with all PS3 titles, and that user-music and Trophies functionality is only being included as an option for Sony developers from this point on.
- Sony’s currently going through PS3′s library to check whether or not in-game XMB’s full compatible. While it’s expected that the the new menu system, in-game messaging, and so forth, will work with virtually all games, for a minority of titles the current black menu screen will be retained. It’s not known yet which games, if any, won’t be able to use in-game XMB.
- The user-music functionality is only included in the new development tools, which have now gone out to coders. This means that existing games won’t support it unless they’re patched. That’s right: you won’t be able to play GTA IV with your own music unless Rockstar updates the game, if what we’ve been told this morning is true.
- Same for Trophies. They tools required to add these are only just in the hands of developers, which means it’s going to be some time before you see the feature appear in a major game.
- Some aspects of the XMB, such as the photo viewer, won’t be available in-game after the 2.40 Firmware update. If you select these features in-game, you’ll be asked if you want to drop out of your game to access them.
There’s still no release date for Firmware 2.40 as yet, with Sony sticking to “summer” for now. We’ll have more soon, hopefully.
Fri, May 30, 2008 | 12:50 BST
Update: We’ve now been told that in-game XMB in being checked for full library compatibility and that user-music and Trophies will only work with games created with the brand new tools. More here.
Update 2: The release is now rumoured for June. We’re waiting on comment from SCEE.
Videogaming247 has it on good authority that the upcoming PS3 Firmware 2.4 will include in-game XMB and Trophy support.
We’re told that the added XMB feature allows users to play their own music in-game.
Programming tools to support the update have apparently now gone out to developers.
We’re unaware that a release date for the software has been set. Sony has already said that in-game XMB wil be added to PS3′s functionality this summer.
This is unconfirmed. Just remember where you heard it first.