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Rumor: Firmware Update 2.40 Delayed

The biggest rumor surrounding the upcoming firmware update 2.40 for the PlayStation 3 has been obvious to all: it just might arrive with the long-awaited in-game XMB and Trophy support. But nobody seemed to question its release, which should be scheduled for this month.

However, that has been brought into question now, as TheSixthAxis says 2.40 won't make it for June. They cite sources in the NeoGAF forums, where a variety of forum posts have led us all to believe that this anticipated update won't hit until July. They talk about "technical issues (that) need to be ironed out," and one supposed insider source said the following-

"Well put it like this, the version I touched needed to be fixed, it's possible that it could come out by end of (the) month but who's to say how fast the Sony ninjas are? I only had one gripe but there are still tweaks that need to be done."

Unfortunately, nobody confirms the in-game XMB or Trophies, but they do say it's simply not ready yet. We have no idea if this is true - none of this info can be considered official - but if it is, it's somewhat disappointing. We were hoping to see 2.40 unveiled in time for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots this month, but now it seems that won't happen. We'll let you know if Sony decides to issue something concrete on the subject.

6/6/2008 Ben Dutka

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ThePoetRazel
Friday, June 06, 2008 @ 10:36:23 AM
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"a variety of forum posts" well, that's far from official.

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Odd Child
Friday, June 06, 2008 @ 10:37:39 AM
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If it dose not even have in-Game XMB, not even worth getting hopes up for.

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Dark5tatic
Friday, June 06, 2008 @ 11:13:59 AM
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I thought they were working on it since the system came out. ah oh well i rather prefer if people don't bother me anyway while playing a game lol. but if its not ready I would rather they get it right before dropping it..

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Solidgearz
Friday, June 06, 2008 @ 2:49:19 PM
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that would suck to no end. if its true, i'm going t be SO PISSED. as for now, i got QORE, now wheres my SCOM BETA?

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Qubex
Friday, June 06, 2008 @ 6:05:04 PM
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It's not worth geeting worked up about these things... whenever it comes it will come. Rather get it working properly than not at all...

Q!

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LegioN
Friday, June 06, 2008 @ 8:09:39 PM
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They really can't disappoint again.. it's getting bad with these dates for things from sony.

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Schmitty
Friday, June 06, 2008 @ 10:42:39 PM
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all of this is pretty irrelevant becaue sony doesnt give specific information. So all these rumors just keep us in more suspense.

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AscientDire
Sunday, June 08, 2008 @ 12:03:05 AM
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Qubex is right...I mean, don't we all remember what console systems were like before incremental system updates...so archaic! It'll happen when it happens.

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ChOzInWuN
Sunday, June 08, 2008 @ 10:25:05 AM
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archaic? did you mean to say so brilliant? I am pretty tired of these firmware updates every other week and I wish the system came complete right out of the box...get it right then and noone would never have to deal with this $hit. I bought a console not a pc. but I have to agree with the guy that said just get it right, cause the only thing worse than these updates are when they freeze up your system and hinder your game playing, that just defeats the whole purpose.

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ChOzInWuN
Sunday, June 08, 2008 @ 10:36:26 AM
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archaic? did you mean to say so brilliant? I am pretty tired of these firmware updates every other week and I wish the system came complete right out of the box...get it right then and noone would never have to deal with this $hit. I bought a console not a pc. but I have to agree with the guy that said just get it right, cause the only thing worse than these updates are when they freeze up your system and hinder your game playing, that just defeats the whole purpose.

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LCF
Sunday, June 08, 2008 @ 11:50:15 AM
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Rumors sux,the media needs to stop coming up with these just to pull ppl to their sites and we as gamers needs to stop encourging it! better to hear it directly from the source then hear-say.Haven't we learned that by now?

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AscientDire
Sunday, June 08, 2008 @ 10:59:42 PM
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LOL, I meant "archaic" as a joke. My point was we get used to new innovations so quickly that we forget there used to be life before them (and that it wasn't that bad).

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