PS3 Firmware 2.70 Live

psnSo Sony finally put out 2.70 for the PS3.  Check out the info from the official Playstation Blog on the other side.

Hi everyone, we’re adding some great new features with the next PS3 firmware update (v2.70) that will continue to enhance your connected experience on the PS3. The 2.70 update brings a new Text Chat feature that enables you to communicate online with your PlayStation Network friends. Now, you’ll be able to chat with up to 15 online friends using the Wireless Keypad, on-screen keyboard, or other compatible keyboard peripherals. Not only can you chat with your friends instantly, but you can also access Text Chat while playing PS3 games and even participate in up to three chat rooms at once.

In addition to Text Chat, we’ve added a few more enhancements:

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

My one big question is when you are doing the update on your system it tells you some of the things it can do. When you check out the Sony blog it tells you a different set of things it can do. When the hell are Sony and Microsoft going to actually let people know what they are doing to the system or games for that matter. When I get a patch for something I would really like all the info on whats going on, that way I can actually use the changes instead of finding them on accident a couple months down the road.  Anyway I will get off my soap box. 😉

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