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255w ago - Update: According to both PSU.com and VG247.com, Sony has confirmed that cross-game voice chat is currently not part of PlayStation Plus.

Today a sleuth from TheGamerAccess.com (linked above) has spotted as part of an E3 2010 press release confirmation by Sony that the rumored PS3 Firmware 3.40 update will arrive on June 22, 2010 and likely will include the long-awaited PS3 cross-game voice chat!

To quote from the Press Release: "PlayStation users can purchase PlayStation Plus membership through PlayStation Store on PS3 only.

Users need to install PS3 system software version 3.40, which will be released on June 22nd, to enjoy PlayStation Plus."

Finally, to further substantiate this news, on Sony's official Portugese Web site it states: "Cross-game Voice Chat: invite your friends to chat online no matter what game you're all playing, even if they aren't members of PlayStation Plus."

Sony Confirms PS3 Firmware 3.40 Arrives June 22 and More!

Sony Confirms PS3 Firmware 3.40 Arrives June 22 and More!

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#18 - saioke - 254w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by OGroteKoning View Post
So this is what $ony will be doing in future upgrades:

1 $ony adds things THEY want free of charge to users
2 $ony adds things WE want at a cost to users

Money, money, money ...


Let me ask you this. How else would Sony be making cash? They offer PSN for free... Isn't that enough? Would you rather them force us to buy PSN plus?

#17 - OGroteKoning - 255w ago
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So this is what $ony will be doing in future upgrades:

1 $ony adds things THEY want free of charge to users
2 $ony adds things WE want at a cost to users

Money, money, money ...

#16 - PS4 News - 255w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by itwong View Post
is this the firmware update for PS3 3D gaming ?

That is what everyone thought, but when the 3D games came out a week or so back and worked without an update it seems the functionality for PS3 games was added in a previous update.

That said, it is confirmed that later this year Sony will release a 3D Firmware update for Blu-ray movies though.

#15 - semitope - 255w ago
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Haven't turned my PS3 on in ages but hoping they still improve "standard" psn and don't just add any improvement to the list of plus benefits.

#14 - itwong - 255w ago
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is this the firmware update for PS3 3D gaming ?

#13 - rican199 - 255w ago
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Awesome news... been waiting for this for a looong while but finally it is here. Better late than never.

#12 - GrandpaHomer - 255w ago
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Need a "cross-game" chat really that badly? Use Skype / MSN / Yahoo / Google / Etc. - it's free and works outside PS3 too

#11 - Skaper - 255w ago
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wait, so is playstation home going to get a 3d update?

#10 - Raze1988 - 255w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by proskopina View Post

Finally, to further substantiate this news, on Sony's official Portugese Web site it states: "Cross-game Voice Chat: invite your friends to chat online no matter what game you're all playing, even if they aren't members of PlayStation Plus."

PLEASE, GAMING GODS! LET IT BE TRUE!

#9 - ghowden - 255w ago
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And will more than likely not only bring plus to the PS3, but also stop the HDD decryptors As is the way with nearly all Sony updates for it's console.