In-Game XMB And Trophies Coming With Today's Maintenance?
Last week, it was finally confirmed beyond all shadow of a doubt that the long-awaited in-game XMB and trophy support would arrive for the PlayStation 3 with firmware update 2.40. At the time, Sony didn't say when it would arrive, though; they simply said we could expect it to arrive "soon."
Well, perhaps "soon" means now. If you check the official PlayStation forums, you will see that the PlayStation Network and Store will be down today between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The message is quite clear in saying that nobody will be able to get on the Store or play any games online, and the 6-hour maintenance time is going to be used for...well, something. They don't just bring everything down for laughs, but then again, this doesn't necessarily imply that firmware update 2.40 is coming along with it. We're probably jumping the gun, but we'd just like to know what's going on during this "scheduled maintenance." With this rumor floating around now, we do expect Sony to fill us in at some point.
Maybe everyone is just too anxious to get that in-game XMB and trophy support, so any mention of changes or updates to the Network is immediately scrutinized and speculated upon. But hey, can't blame people for hoping.
6/23/2008 Ben Dutka