Additional 2.40 Details Uncovered
What was that? ...you want more news and information on firmware update 2.40? Can't get enough. Well, okay.
First up, it seems we now have confirmation that the acquisition of a Trophy will result in an audible update of sorts. When Trophies were revealed as part of the 2.40 update, users were initially a trifle miffed to find no evidence of an auditory cue. You get it when unlocking an Achievement on the Xbox 360, and while it seems trivial, it's often the only thing that gets your attention when playing. Well, according to Videogamer.com, getting a Trophy will indeed have an in-game sound effect-
"Actually on my way home, I got an email from Eric [Lempel, director, PlayStation Network Operations] asking me to update this post; there *will* be a sound effect when a user unlocks a trophy. You'll be hearing it soon enough. Hopefully a lot," explained SCEA's Jeff Rubenstein over at the official PlayStation Blog.
Now, in addition to this, more rumored features are floating around the Internet. Currently unconfirmed, TheSixthAxis cites a Japanese gaming site that lists several options that weren't included in the 2.40 FAQ. This includes an "Off" option under the User category, surround sound capability for MP3s, and a new sorting option for Photos. These are all relatively small, and they may or may not be true, but we think they're worth mentioning. If Sony clarifies this, we'll be sure to let you know.
Remember, firmware update 2.40 is available tomorrow!
7/1/2008 Ben Dutka