PlayStation 3 Firmware 2.5 Details
"These firmware updates keep both PS3 and PSP in lockstep with consumer expectations for gaming and entertainment, particularly the ability to download PSP games on-the-go, which is a functionality we know consumers can't wait to get their hands on," said Peter Dille, senior vice president of marketing and PlayStation(R)Network, SCEA. "As we approach our second anniversary with PLAYSTATION 3, it's remarkable to look back at how much the system has evolved and improved, including its critical link to PSP that effectively extends these entertainment capabilities beyond the home."
Sony's made it a point to highlight the strengths of the official PS3 headset, which will be bundled with Socom, as it'll provide superbly clean audio by utilizing its dual-microphone design and other advanced features. It's worth noting that the in-game screenshot feature requires game compatibility, meaning that it's at the developer's discretion to issue a patch or work the feature in the game. A list of compatible games will be mentioned soon.
But the enhancements don't end there, as Sony has issued three more features for this firmware upgrade, the last one being a spectacular one, as well. And they are:
Video Scene Thumbs - A video scene search functionality will provide thumbnails to help you find a particular scene in a video more easily.
Information Board - The Information Board will be able to include direct links to PlayStation Store, making it easier for PS3 owners to download content that they read about on the Information Board.
Power save - PS3 owners will have the option to automatically shut-off their console or controllers after pre-selected periods of inactivity.
10/13/2008 Arnold Katayev