PS3 firmware 2.0 out November 8

Sony PlayStation 3 - Image 1 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has announced PlayStation 3 firmware 2.0, which will be available for download on November 8. New features include the ability to turn the PS3 on and off using the PlayStation Portable via Remote Play, just like the demonstration during TGS 2007. There’s also a new internet security system which is, best of all, free. For the full rundown of new features, click the “read more” link below.

Sony PlayStation 3 - Image 1

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has finally sent out a press release announcing firmware 2.0 for the PlayStation 3 home video game console. The newest PS3 firmware will become available for download on November 8 and includes pretty much all of the features it was rumored to have.

Firmware 2.0 adds a few new features to the whole Remote Play functionality of the PS3 and the PlayStation Portable. Users can now turn their PS3s on anf off remotely using a PSP via the Remote Play function. Remember, Remote Play requires a PS3 with at least firmware 1.80 and a PSP running firmware 3.50.

Customization features have also been buffed up. PS3 owners can now create personalized playlists in both the music and photo sections. Additionally, the XMB‘s color and brightness can now be changed along with custom themes. New backgrounds will also become available on the PlayStation Network in the future.

Other features include an Information Board on the XMB to keep people up to date on the latest PlayStation news and a new PlayStation Network category and logo. Firmware 2.0 also includes Trend Micro Web Security, which will be free of charge until the end of April 2008.

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