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Rumor: Trophies Arrive With Firmware 2.4 Update In June?

The latest rumor that has been getting mucho attention surrounds the impending launch of Trophies for the PlayStation 3. These would be similar to Achievements found on the Xbox 360 since the system's launch, and many gamers have been eagerly anticipating their arrival.

According to a post at the PS3Forums and further reported on by PSU, we can expect to see firmware update 2.4 right around the time of the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots launch. This update will include "improved Audio/Video communication," but more importantly, it should also feature PlayStation Trophies. This is great news, but bear in mind that they're not talking about the 3D trophies that will come with the release of PlayStation Home. These are the 2D ones we'll find on the XMB (which is just fine by us), and some developers are already looking to incorporate these Trophies into their games. We'll need more information before we can officially list out the firmware 2.4 features, but we're hoping this early info is true.

Some will say that Trophies are long past due on the PS3, while others really don't care about the idea. It's nice to have certain goals to strive for when playing a game, but some players contend that trophies or achievements can make games more of a chore. Well, either way, we see any new addition to the PS3 as one that might be beneficial.

5/14/2008 Ben Dutka

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kj313
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:15:39 PM
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It shouldn't have a negative effect on gaming, its just a nice addition. If u don't like the idea of a trophy system pay it no mind. This is a nice piece of news to hear, but forgive me I'm anxiously waiting for an in-gaME XMB. Sony I'm very loyal to guys, so please give us the people one. I seriously would love to send my friends my message w/o exiting out of my game. And I would extremely love to listen to certain tracks while playing games!

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:33:31 PM
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Honestly, I agree with Kj. I don't care about trophies, although I do think it would be cool to have them (they don't do much... They just sit there and make people go =O-- You got this trophie! or You got that trophie!) Dosn't bother me at all though. But Ben, What you do need to find out for us is if... <.< >.> The Ingame-XMB will be included in that update... -Slips Ben a $50-, Im sure you'll do a good job investigating this issue =_=

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:44:20 PM
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in game xmb would be extremely nice. It was one of the few things i loved about Army of Two for the ps3. Boy was i shocked when i saw that you can use the xmb ingame for that one.

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:52:02 PM
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correction, it was at the starting menu for Army of Two where you could use the xmb in game, but id take that over nothing at this point

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chinchillables
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 3:13:30 AM
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Trophies?


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LegioN
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 3:45:57 AM
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In all honesty i don't care about that at all. If i did, i would've got an xbox.

We all know whats the most important feature this year, and thats In-game XMB.

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ThePoetRazel
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 2:35:39 PM
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Yep, in-game XMB is the one thing everyone is waiting for. And that can't be far off, Lair has access to the messages and friends part of the XMB and High velocity Bowling has access to the music part (there's your custom sound track).
So please Sony, give us in-game XMB so we can get back to being excited by all those fantastic other features that come our way.

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Solidgearz
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 8:57:30 AM
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I really look forward to trophies. It just shows "hey! look what I gots" its cool, and a nice addition, but it shouldve been done a long time ago, now if theyre going to make "PSN points" for every trophie, that we can earn to get minigames off of PSN, like every (***) points you have that can be earned in a certain game, or games, you can use your points to buy one minigame :D

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Solidgearz
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 8:57:51 AM
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Of couse I want the in game XMB too, who doesnt.

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Tatsujin
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 6:08:08 PM
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... I just want the in-game XMB, I can care less for anything else... OTHER than Home :D

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