June 17, 2008

Next PS3 Update to Contain In-Game XMB, Trophies

The Playstation Blog has the latest on the upcoming firmware update with some interesting additions. Coming in the update is in-game access to the XMB and trophies, with more details coming soon on the latter. The integration of XMB and trophies seems to be Sony emulating the success of Microsoft's achievement system and in-game guide. Hit the jump for the official statement.

Here is the official word from the Playstation Blog article:
"A new PLAYSTATION 3 firmware update (v2.36) will be launching soon, improving system stability when playing select PlayStation format software titles. We’re also happy to officially report that the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will include “XMB” access in-game. The update will also include “trophies,” an exciting new feature that we’ll be providing more details on soon, as well as some other new enhancements. We’ve talked about some of this on the blog previously and know that many of you can’t wait to get your hands on these features. You can expect us to share all of the official details shortly."

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