PS3 Firmware Update 2.50 To Feature Screen Grabbing?
Obviously, the biggest update of the year brought PlayStation 3 owners the in-game XMB and Trophy support, but that doesn't mean Sony is done enhancing their next-gen console. Far from it. And if the following details are accurate, firmware update 2.50 will add yet another cool feature.
According to CVG, the update will include screen grabbing, which will let the player pause a game and snag a photo of the on-screen action. This supposed "development source" says it's definitely coming, but the details are relatively sparse. There's still no knowing what we could actually do with the pic once it's "grabbed," but there are a variety of reasons to screen-capture. Some people may want to toss up a shot of their single-player activity onto the online community, just to prove their skills. Or maybe something absolutely strange happened on your PS3, and you want everyone in the world to know what it is. Share and share alike could be the new motto when it comes to screen grabbing, and it'd be just another reason to interact with your Network pals. We think.
Anyway, this certainly isn't confirmed and we have no release date or official details on firmware update 2.50. Frankly, there are several rumors going around about 2.50, but this one seems to be the most prominent for now. We'll let you know whenever Sony decides to release concrete details.
8/26/2008 Ben Dutka