PS3 Firmware Update Delivers More Social Services
The rumor has been confirmed: Facebook and Twitter will soon become a fixture of your PlayStation 3.
As announced at the PlayStation Blog, firmware update v3.10 incorporates Facebook; as soon as you log into your PSN account, you will have access to the social service through the XMB. Basically, you'll have the option for your machine "to automatically update your Facebook News Feed with Trophy and PlayStation Store activity." In turn, this opens the doors for game developers, who can also use this new feature to allow you to have your progress automatically posted on your Facebook page. We've already seen something like this with Uncharted 2's Twitter functionality. Twitter compatibility is also included in this new firmware update, by the way, and they've also revamped the Photo folder and modified the Friends List "based on feedback we received after update 3.00." Oh, and you can choose a color for your PSN ID on the XMB, too. When Sony says "It Only Does Everything," it's clear they want the PS3 to be the primary home entertainment hub, so expect to see more updates like these. Expect to see firmware update 3.10 "some time soon."
Personally, I've never understood the appeal of these social networking services but Sony taking advantage of their immense popularity makes perfect sense.
11/16/2009 9:28:41 PM Ben Dutka