2.40 On Wednesday! by Anthony Barlow
June 30, 2008, 9:47 pm
Filed under: Gaming News | Tags: , , , ,

Whoot! In game XMB is coming on Wednesday (July 2nd) along with the rest of the unimportant stuff in the 2.40 update for the PS3. Eric Lempel hosted video’s on Sony’s PlayStation Blog showing off the new features including the in game XMB and the new ‘Trophy System’.

The first 1st party games that have been announced to feature trophies are: WarHawk, LittleBigPlanet, PixelJunk Eden, PAIN, Super Stardust HD, BUZZ! Quiz TV, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, NBA 09, Resistance 2 and SOCOM: Confrontation.

Games like SSHD, WarHawk and PAIN will have updates coming down the pipeline to add the trophy feature and the other games will have them at lauch. According to Lempel both 1st & 3rd party developers have the tools to patch in the trophies for their games but players will have to play said games again if they want the trophies.

That sounds like a bit of a waste of time but if you think about it it stops people downloading saves and cheating the system. However it does mean that i’m gonna have to play all of my games again to get the trophies and with games like Uncharted, Stranglehold and Heavenly Sword I think a rental is on the cards because i’ve traded them in. That also means that if RockStar decides they want them in GTA i’ll have to play GTA again too. So it’s good and it’s a bit annoying but hey at least we’ve got it now.

The PS3 also gets the ‘internet search’ feature added to the XMB like the PSP has just got in it’s latest firmware (4.00). There has also been an update to the profile screen which now shows your tophies and your “level”, this is all explained in the videos.

I will try and get the videos so you can see the stuff for yourself but in the meantime go to the PlayStation Blog and check em out. You can also see more screens over at Kotaku.


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