PS3 Firmware 2.36 has hit; in-game XMB, trophies confirmed for FW 2.40 *Update*

PS3 - Image 1 The latest post on the US PlayStation Blogs has revealed that PS3 Firmware 2.36 is closing in on us real fast. Eric Lempel also mentioned more confirmations regarding the much-awaited in-game XMB on FW 2.40 and the addition of trophies. Read on to find out more.

Thanks to R7i1c3K and gtxboyracer for the tip!

PS3 XMB - Image 1Originally posted 17 June, 2008 at 06:54PM.

PlayStation Network director of operations Eric Lempel has posted an exciting item on the PlayStation Blogs. He has announced that the PlayStation 3 Firmware 2.36 update is coming soon and he dropped some confirmations about the much-anticipated Firmware 2.40.

Lempel wasn’t quite clear on what exactly Firmware 2.36 does, but he did mention that it stabilizes software performance for some select PS3 titles. What he had to say next, however, was a lot more exciting. It reads:

We’re also happy to officially report that the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will include “XMB” access in-game. The update will also include “trophies,” an exciting new feature that we’ll be providing more details on soon, as well as some other new enhancements. We’ve talked about some of this on the blog previously and know that many of you can’t wait to get your hands on these features. You can expect us to share all of the official details shortly.

Sounds awesome. The good times for the PS3 just keep on rolling these days. We’ll give you more updates as they come, so stick around.

Thanks to R7i1c3K and gtxboyracer for the tip!

Looks like the Firmware update really has arrived. News are starting to trickle in of users who have finished downloading Firmware 2.36 on the PS3. Ray Trueblood has sent us a tip via email saying that he completed his download at around 10:40PM.

So far, he says that the update was probably just a patch for some PS3 title, or even just a preparatory one for the next update, which is supposed to be the big one. He came to this conclusion after not seeing any significant visual changes.

We suggest you do check your units now to see if it’s been dropped in your area.  Keep it posted here for more updates (and you can bet there’ll be more); we’ll be sure to bring them to you.

Thanks Ray Trueblood!

Via PlayStation Blogs

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