PS3 Firmware 2.60 to add photo gallery and DivX 3.11 support [Update]

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:52 GMT


Update: The software’s confirmed by both SCEE and SCEA as releasing tomorrow.

SCEA’s announced PS3 Firmware 2.60, saying the update is “coming soon.”

The main additions to the console’s functionality are a photo gallery and DivX 3.11 support.

“The PS3 firmware update (v2.60) is designed primarily to enhance the system’s media capabilities,” PSN boss Eric Lempel said on the PSBlog.

“The key feature is a new Photo Gallery application, which delivers a suite of tools for sorting through and displaying your digital photo collection.”

Other additions include:

  • Guest access to PlayStation Store – This enables non-PlayStation Network members to browse through the storefront to check out the latest games, demos, videos, etc.
  • DivX 3.11 support – Videos in this format can now be played on PS3.

There’s an explanatory video after the break. No firm date on when it’s going to be released, but “very soon” is a safe bet.

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