SCEE has just said that it can't firm up reports that a PS3 Firmware 2.41 release is to be made this week, but fell short of issuing a denial.
"I saw them," said a rep when asked if Sony was aware of the rumours. "I can't confirm anything at the moment, though."
We were also told that it's unknown as yet when an official statement will be made on the status of Firmware 2.40/1, but PR is waiting to hear back on the matter.
CVG reported this morning that Sony customer service is telling callers that a Firmware 2.41 update if to be issued to PS3 users this week.
The news comes in the wake of the pulling of Firmware 2.40 last week, after numerous users complained of system lock-ups.