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    Rumor: PS3 Firmware 2.80 Update is No Longer Optional?

    I slapped the 'rumor' status on this one for now until others can confirm it... today TheSixthAxis.com (linked above) via CVG are claiming that Sony finally pushed the button marked "obligatory" on PS3 Firmware Update 2.80.

    This comes after Sony's Director of Network Operations stated that with 2.8 it was an option to update as there wasn't any consumer-specific functionality.

    According to both the US and EU Updaters, it still is showing only 2.76 is required to go online with the PS3, as follows:

    Dest=84;CompatibleSystemSoftwareVersion=2.7600-;
    Dest=85;CompatibleSystemSoftwareVersion=2.7600-;

    If anyone can confirm otherwise, feel free to do so in the comments below!

    Rumor: PS3 Firmware 2.80 Update is No Longer Optional?

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    I just checked going online to Home and the PS Store, no forced update yet. 40gb PS3 / North America / Canada

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    Thanks and +Rep red8316.. not sure what these other sites are smoking, but let's hope they pass it to the left.

    In any case, it's good to hear a confirmation that Sony hasn't 'forced' the 2.8 update yet!

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    I just checked going online to play Battlefield 1943 and no forced update yet. 60gb PS3 /Germany

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    i can connect to PSN play use home, with no problem at all.... PS3 60GB model/North American Account.

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    80 gb PS3
    It has been optional in canada for some time now!

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    I was forced to update to 2.8 when i updated vidzone at the weekend.

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    I updated a while ago, made a huge difference for playing videos. Before I could not fast forward/rewind/resume HD videos on the HDD, now it works perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoned View Post
    I was forced to update to 2.8 when i updated vidzone at the weekend.
    me2
    / europe vers. / Germany / 40GB Edt.

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    why would they force you to update??

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