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Network Maintenance And PS3 Firmware 2.40 Unrelated

Earlier today, we contemplated the possibility that the network maintenance might have something to do with the impending in-game XMB and trophies. Sony was bringing down both the PlayStation Network and Store today between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. PT (which means they're still down), and of course, the idea that this might be firmware update 2.40 coming earlier than anticipated spread across the Internet.

Unfortunately, and as expected, Sony has responded to this rumor: over at the official European PlayStation Community forums, a SCEE employee has confirmed that this maintenance is just that - maintenance - and it has nothing to do with the firmware 2.40 update.

"The PLAYSTATION Network will be offline for 5 hours today from 3pm BST (4pm CEST) for maintenance work. It's pretty much all behind-the-scenes work and is, most definitely, not the 2.4 System Software update. Sorry, you need to wait a little longer for that one!"

It's highly unlikely that the US or Japan will get something different with this maintenance process, so everyone is just going to have to wait for that in-game XMB and trophy support. The latest evidence points towards early next month, although Sony has yet to provide an official release date. We'll keep you updated.

6/24/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (27 posts)

The_Vandelizer
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 1:47:29 PM
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I Knew It 1st props

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 7:34:27 PM

Want a cookie? No one cares..

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Deleted User
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 2:32:39 PM
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Sony needs to stop leaving us in the dark when it comes to the updates. If they are trying to cause some suspense thats stupid its just an update not a game.

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 7:35:02 PM

For all I care they didn't leave us in the dark... We just assumed it would be for the firmware update, and they have confirmed it's not... No harm or fault done by Sony.

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kj313
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 3:04:49 PM
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I don't thinks sony is tryin to build suspense, I take as they don't want to put out a date and have to rush it to bring it out on the promise they gave us. Or have some unexpected delay happen to push the date back.

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 7:35:44 PM

Sony is not sure when it would be ready... We can't fu**ing blame them for that.. Jesus Christ..

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 5:52:22 PM
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Ok like they've said, anything anyone else says BESIDES SONY, is all just speculation and rumor. Until THEY CONFIRM such things that you are expecting to be something they have NEVER said it was...how about just chilling out and stop accusing them. THEY WILL LET US KNOW ABOUT THE 2.40 UPDATE!!! geeeeeeeez

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 7:36:06 PM

THANK YOU!!!!

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shaydey77
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 6:24:44 PM
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@ Papaduke. i agree. I dont mean they need to give us a date for the 2.4 update but if they are doing something to the network they coudle easily post on their blog what they are actually doing with it..rather then just leaving us guessing.

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 7:37:54 PM

Maintanence.... It was right in the name... Maintanence... Anything else you need to know? Want me to fu**ing give you a definition of the word Maintanence? They didn't leave us in the dark. We assumed it was for something special, but it was a regular maintanence... Don't fu**ing blame Sony for what we assumed, yea?

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caliblue15
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 6:49:02 PM
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July 2nd, just wait.

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shaydey77
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 7:52:50 PM
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@ Tatsujin..Maintenance...yeah thats a pretty wide cloud to cover..id prefer them to be more specific...is it to help certain games to run faster??is it to make the Network more reliable??Is it the groundwork for trophies and In Game XMB??...nope..its just maintenance..and by the way..theres plenty of words in the english dictionary that you dont need to curse...it just shows the flaws in your character.

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 11:56:04 PM

Dude a Maintenance is just a regular... maintanence... MMORPGs have this on a regular weekly bases... I guess now we see the one with the flaws... Once agian, Sony only said it was a maintanence not a set-up for the upcoming patches or anything of that. Need more explaining? Honeslty for a regular maintanence you can not get any more specific than that.. believe me.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 8:08:55 PM
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Come on guys stop fighting, we all a sony supporters, so we shouldn't fight over stuff like this. I think sony knows what they are doing, they have been in gaming for almost 12 years, so chill guys!

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 8:19:33 PM
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@Tatsujin: Calm down a bit there sparky. Ya don't have to berate everyone you disagree with. Just make a single comment saying that you disagree with them.

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 11:59:40 PM

I did go off today, I can be a real jerk at times.. Sorry guys. My PS3 left me today :(
I just hope they fix something with it.. otherwise that is 150 dollars down the drain and another 600 for the PS3 -.- Or maybe they replace it? Who knows.. I like the nickname Sparky though, thanks :P

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LegioN
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 8:37:38 PM
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Yeah Tats gone off the rails today lol But i feel his pain, Sony hasn't done anything wrong here, you people were just too excited by the many websites putting speculation in your mind.

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eba101
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 8:37:40 PM
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some one said july second how about july 4th a day with fireworks and firmwares lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 8:55:12 PM
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Everyone calm down. I believe we said several times this was nothing more than a hopeful rumor, and Sony hadn't officially confirmed anything. On the other hand, it's not necessarily wrong to be nothing more than hopeful, so take it easy (Tatsujin, this means you).

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 11:54:01 PM

Ill take it easy whenever the hell I want to!!! -Pulls out gun- You guys want to mess with me!?!? No, Ive just been having a rough day... My PS3 still isn't working and I just sent it in to Sony, charged me 150 bucks.. and for what? Jeez -.- A whole month without CoD4, could you guys believe this? Mb guys


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ZubraZap
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 10:45:06 PM
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I just hate how I can't play Gran Turismo 5 prologue during maintenance..

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Qubex
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 4:39:59 AM
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I don't believe anything anymore :)

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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shaydey77
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 6:20:23 AM
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@ tatsujin
sorry dude..i didnt mean to start annoying you even more...i just like to get as much information about these things as i can ya know?..ps3 gone..damn dude that must suck..hope you get it back soon!!See ya sparky!!!ha!

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 11:33:27 AM

Lol, Sparky, You didn't annoy me... My PS3 not being here annoyed me... and it still is... I coulda been doing something usefull with my time like, killing people on CoD or... Killing people on Resistance, but I cant :*(

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Minishmaru
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 8:59:20 AM
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Lmao, Tatsujin...you should probably just ignore some people. Your gonna pop a vein man!

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 11:33:50 AM

Ima pop a vain either way!!! My PS3 isnt here!!! :(

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caliblue15
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 9:37:31 AM
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There is a rumor of it being pushed back to E3, but when they first announced 2.4 last week, I was told July 2nd, hopefully they didn't push it back again.

If they did, they better add Multiple PSN logins, and voice chat (while in game).

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