Wednesday, April 1, 2009

PS3 Firmware 2.70 Released

Firmware version 2.70 for the Playstation 3 has been released. It includes the following changes:

Friends list on the XMB (XrossMediaBar)

* Sort your friends via their online status
* Attach larger files to the messages you send to your friends (file size will increase from 1MB to 3MB)

Video delivery service on PlayStation Store

* Video files you’ve purchased from the PlayStation Store can be backed up to an external storage device and then restored to PS3’s internal hard drive for playback – so you can clear up space on your hard drive and then restore the video anytime in the future
* Videos you’ve purchased for PSP (PlayStation Portable) system can now be transferred to PS3 for playback


* The ability to search the net about a particular game direct from the game section of the XMB using the triangle menu
* The ability to cut and paste text
* A Dynamic Normalizer to prevent sudden increases in volume between music tracks

Here's a video tour: