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June 26, 2009 // 7:14 am - Although it is still some time away (Super_Secret predicts PS3 Firmware 3.0 won't be out during the summer, but before the holidays) the folks at VG247 (linked above) have uncovered some additional details on it.

To quote: The software upgrade has been described to us as "a huge overhaul", and was compared to NXE "in some respects".

The before-rumored reputation system will be included. We were told that, "A reputation system in which users will be able to evaluate each other will be provided for... game applications.

"There will be a new API available to so the user can... allow users and also obtain users' reputation."

A "grief reporting system" will be included in the update, allowing gamers to take screens of offensive players and submit them to Sony. Apparently this is going to be similar to the LBP system, and is likely to include a text input.

Firmware 3.0 will allow patches will be downloaded in the background, meaning you'll no longer have to sit staring at the screen while Random Shooter updates itself with a 500Mb fix.

There's more. Simultaneous HDMI and digital optical outputting will be included in the release, a move likely to bring big smiles to the audio heads in the crowd.

Of course for the time being, these are just rumored features that are subject to change... but still interesting none the less if true!

PS3 Firmware 3.0 Rumored Features Are Detailed

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#13 - Juan Pablo - September 16, 2015 // 2:18 pm
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Thanks for the info. I hope it is true.

#12 - brobertson18 - September 15, 2015 // 11:55 pm
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what about patches for supporting and fixing rest mode and error CE-38612-0 on the PS4 with the Nyko databank using over 2TB of space.

Yes more power is needed to run the hard drive but it should not be bypassing the computer chips for supporting rest mode. All that is needed here is a algorithm to increase power capacity with out it having to overheat the PS4. It is the game patches them selves that cause the that error to happen.

They are not being implemented on to the game when being transferred to the hard drive thought the SATA extension adapter. The extension itself needs to have the capability to allows patch files to be implemented. The SATA extension adapter only allows certain things like applications like games, game saves and video players like Netflix to be used.

Update files are being blocked because there are no computer chips that allow the transference of these files to the hard drive. Those receivers or antennas chips that link to the micro chips are only in the PS4. So they are downloaded but go no where because they are being blocked.

This also includes the firmware downloaded over the internet. This is what is needed in the coming update or later updates but it needs to be done soon!!!

#11 - HeMsKiE - July 7, 2009 // 1:18 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by zeromx View Post
How about MKV, ogg support.. and of course allow us to run homebrew appz

MKV support will be great!

#10 - zeromx - July 6, 2009 // 4:30 pm
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How about MKV, ogg support.. and of course allow us to run homebrew appz

#9 - vegeta999 - July 5, 2009 // 9:41 pm
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Heres another thing, do you think that the official Sony PLaystation 3 Firmware 3.0 would only be released once sony has finished finding a way to restore FULL PS2 Backwards Compatibility for the New 80GB, 40GB, 160GB models ? Thats maybe the idea.

#8 - BlackCat666 - June 27, 2009 // 1:20 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by mmkmmk3 View Post
All 2.8 does is improve playback AGAIN..

No, thats just all Sony told you, not what was actually done.

In actual fact quite a lot was done, but it should have always worked like that so they didn't tell you that because it makes them look incompetent.

#7 - ionbladez - June 27, 2009 // 12:13 am
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What about the PS2 Emulation? We've been waiting all along for this - I hope even the 40GB and Non-backwards compatible owners can still use this USBLoader even under emulation!

But then again, they've probably patched this somehow - Still worth a shot, right?

#6 - gtxboyracer - June 26, 2009 // 10:16 pm
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Yes previously and currently, audio can only be over one, not both.. (simulatenously). It was something to do with the specifications of HDMI 1.2/1.3 or something. But they obviously found a way around.

Hopefully this is true, along with other 3.0 rumours, such as cross game voice chat etc.. if it is, that would be great.

#5 - tragedy - June 26, 2009 // 7:32 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by mrgreaper View Post
"There's more. Simultaneous HDMI and digital optical outputting will be included in the release, a move likely to bring big smiles to the audio heads in the crowd."

i already use HDMI for video and optical for surround sound, has that been messe3d up with the 2.80 release? (i dont have it yet i believe so if it has then i will steer clear of it lol)

I think that means the audio is sent over HDMI and optical out, that way you can use either your amp or TV for sound.

#4 - mmkmmk3 - June 26, 2009 // 5:38 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by mrgreaper View Post
"There's more. Simultaneous HDMI and digital optical outputting will be included in the release, a move likely to bring big smiles to the audio heads in the crowd."

i already use HDMI for video and optical for surround sound, has that been messe3d up with the 2.80 release? (i dont have it yet i believe so if it has then i will steer clear of it lol)

All 2.8 does is improve playback AGAIN..