In-game Xmb

We’re still working on 2.40, says SCEA

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 […]

In-game Xmb headlines

  • Firmware 2.40 contains PS Store revamp

    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.

  • PS3 Firmware 2.40 released

    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.

  • Firmware 2.40: Is Playstation 3 finally the finished product?

    After around 19 months since its launch in Japan, tomorrow will see the release of PlayStation 3’s Firmware 2.40. The update’s a major software upgrade adding many features the community’s been demanding for years. So. Can we finally consider the PlayStation 3 to be the finished article?

  • Official PS3 Trophy screens released

    On Joystiq. Just for completion’s sake, really. Three of these popped up this morning and had previously been seen on PS3F.

  • Confirmed: Firmware 2.40 for July 2 release

    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 LittleBigPlanet MotorStorm Pacific Rift NBA 09 – PS3 PAIN PixelJunk Eden Resistance 2 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Warhawk Press release after the link.

  • Second, Trophy-showing Firmware 2.40 movie released by Sony

    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?

  • Rumour: PS3 Trophy system revealed at 1pm today

    According to this SixthAxis post, the second PS3 Firmware 2.40 video will be released by Sony at 1pm BST today. The first part, put out this morning, showed in-game XMB, custom soundtracks and Google search in action.

  • Rumour: Official Firmware 2.40 screens and walkthrough next week

    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 […]

  • CVG scoops Firmware 2.4 feature list

    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 […]

  • Sony officially confirms in-game XMB and Trophies for Firmware 2.40

    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 […]

  • In-game XMB - videos (maybe)

    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.

  • Rumour: Firmware 2.40 to release in June

    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 […]

  • PS3 Firmware 2.40 - In-game XMB, user-music and Trophies will not work with all PS3 titles

    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. By point: Sony’s currently going through PS3’s library to […]

  • Rumour: PS3 Firmware 2.4 to include in-game XMB and Trophy support

    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 […]