Firmware 2.40, Complete With In-Game XMB And Trophies, Arrives
Okay guys, this is just a reminder: firmware update 2.40 is ready and rarin' to go! What is arguably the most important update since the system's launch includes the fancy new in-game XMB and Trophy support, and that's excellent news for both current and future PlayStation 3 owners.
Check here for the full detailed rundown of what to expect; we've already downloaded it and are currently looking at that Trophy Collection icon right under the Saved Data Utility. Sadly, there aren't any Trophies there just yet, but that's because - as far as we know - they're not retroactive, although some sources are claiming that a few titles may actually hand out Trophies for something you've already done. The in-game XMB is next up to test, and we can't wait to toss a few of our own tracks into certain games. You'll likely want to toy around with the new world of options and customization offered during gameplay, although if you own a Xbox 360, a lot of it will look somewhat familiar. That's right, there's less and less in the way of hardware options the 360 has over the PS3...in fact, we dare say there ain't much left.
You shouldn't have any trouble downloading the update, either. It only took a few minutes for us, and everything seems to be running smoothly. If you notice anything new or have any issues, please let us know about it. We'll be happy to assemble a list of features we may have missed in that release article; Sony might have purposely skipped a few, too. Get to it, PS3 users!
7/2/2008 Ben Dutka