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In-Game XMB And Trophies Confirmed For PS3 Update 2.40

No matter how many "inside sources" there are, rumors are always just rumors until we hear an official word from the only source that matters. Hence, you'll all be very happy to know that two long-awaited and much-discussed features are headed our way with firmware update 2.40 for the PlayStation 3: the in-game XMB and trophies.

We already have a new firmware update (v2.36), but this is just another one to improve system stability "when playing select PlayStation format titles." Over the past month or so, we've been hearing all sorts of rumors saying that v2.40 was the big one, and today, those rumors were proven correct. Director of PlayStation Network Operations Eric Lempel made the following post over at the official PlayStation blog to confirm our hopes:

"Were also happy to officially report that the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will include XMB access in-game. The update will also include trophies, an exciting new feature that well be providing more details on soon, as well as some other new enhancements. Weve talked about some of this on the blog previously and know that many of you cant wait to get your hands on these features. You can expect us to share all of the official details shortly."

Yay! For the most part, firmware updates were a common thing in the early days of the PS3, but none of them could be considered quite as significant as this one. It's a big step towards ramping up the overall appeal of the system, and gamers have been clamoring for both options ever since the console's launch. So there you have it: firmware update 2.40 brings the in-game XMB and trophies; no doubt about it.

6/18/2008 Ben Dutka

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Reccaman18
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 10:42:37 AM
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whens it coming? Have they given a release date for it?

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Solidgearz
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 12:33:29 PM

july

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ThePoetRazel
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 10:42:40 AM
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Yay. We won't have to hear people complaining about the lack of In-Game XMB anymore.
Can't wait

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Solidgearz
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 12:33:51 PM

wonder what they'll complain about after this.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 10:52:46 AM
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No release date just yet. That will come with the next set of official details, I assume.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 4:41:09 PM

Here's the way I look at it. Sony NEVER releases these sort of details until the release is iminent, or already out. Usually this would mean that we could expect the update in a week or two. But this minor update scares me. If 2.4 was that close they'd have probably combined the two. But it shouldn't be more than a month away, end of July at the latest.

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LegioN
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 11:14:57 AM
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It's about time!! lol Looking forward to this one.

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kj313
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 11:40:16 AM
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I'm not to happy yet. Cause they're could be more of these minor updates. There is stil 2.37, 2.38, and 2.39. Basically I'm not happy till its actually here! Please hurry up Sony!!!!

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Solidgearz
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 12:34:39 PM

WHAT! YOU DONT WANT 2.4!? how DARE you...ingame XMB and trophies, TROPHIES!

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screw_off
Thursday, June 19, 2008 @ 6:30:19 PM

Just so you know, there is not always the 2.37 or the 2.38. If they wanted to they ould make a 2.361 or a 2.36.5. They just go in order and if it is a big jump in add-ons to the system or the end of the decimal place for a number, they just move on. Ben can help explain this one too. Jeez guys come on!

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ThePoetRazel
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 1:33:25 PM
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@Solidgearz: I don't know about everyone else, but i'll start begging for RSS on the PS3 like the PSP has.
Pen Says plays great on the PS3 but doesn't play on the PSP. And i hate having to download it on my PC and transfer it all the time.

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ZubraZap
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 3:53:57 PM
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Some light in the tunnel I just upated my PSP to v4.00. Sony is surely on the MOVE.

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 6:58:50 PM
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Guys, I updated to 2.36 and now my PS3 wont read any of my discs, and if it does read them they will just freeze in-game... It wont read my Blu-Ray movies either... What the hell is this!This stupid update, what the hell is this... I refuse to send my PS3 down to any Sony camp, I will force Sony to produce a solution through a patch specifically for me!!! But no really, anyone know why something like this would happen?

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, June 19, 2008 @ 12:25:12 AM

dude call sony and tell them, maybe they will make a patch just for you. lol but seriously

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Godslim
Thursday, June 19, 2008 @ 5:32:55 AM
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finally :D

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, June 19, 2008 @ 9:10:03 AM
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what are trophies please can someone tell me?

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Daedusian
Thursday, June 19, 2008 @ 7:10:38 PM
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I really hope it comes this July! Or at least this summer before I start college! Either way can't wait!

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PaiNT_kinG
Friday, June 20, 2008 @ 1:01:00 AM
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now i can finally reply without quitting a game!

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tizzle
Friday, June 20, 2008 @ 11:50:06 AM
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when is it comin they never told us i want it for msg4 the songs on there are boring japaneiz song

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Knightedrik
Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 5:18:40 AM
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Can I get a Hell ya?

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