The latest Firmware Update, 3.30, has really come out of the blue and PS3 Users would have been prompted to download the latest Firmware since yesterday, 21st April. For once there was no build up or hype surrounding the update, simply because, for once, nobody knew about it. Now usually a Firmware update ending in a “0” brings some huge and exciting changes to the PlayStation 3 console, but this update is not exactly mind blowing, which might explain the low key release. But it is still a good update nonetheless with much needed changes to the Trophy Display, here is the official post from the PlayStation.Blog:
Hi everyone, in our continued effort to provide the best, most comprehensive entertainment experience possible, we’ll be adding a few new features to PlayStation 3 (PS3) via the latest system software update, which is a mandatory update and will be available shortly. Most notably, you’ll see some new sorting options within Trophies that make it easier to claim bragging rights among your friends on PlayStation Network.
- Trophy enhancements –- Now you can more easily sort trophies in the [Trophy Collection] and [Comparing Trophy] sections. Sorting can be done with [Trophy Collection] in the [Game Category] and also when comparing trophies with your friends in the [Friend Category]
- Trophy Folder (Title List) can be sorted by game name/ by title according to the date in which you earned your last trophy (ascending/descending)
- Add-on list (Group list) can be sorted by original/the date in which you earned your last trophy (ascending/descending)
- Trophy list can be sorted by original/trophy name/grade/date of obtaining the trophy (ascending/descending)
In addition, this update preps the PS3 system for some upcoming new features, including 3D stereoscopic gaming, which is coming soon to PS3, in time for the launch of Sony’s 3D BRAVIA TVs.
Let us know your thoughts and as always, we look forward to your feedback.
Sounds good. Now as you know, these updates always seem to contain hidden features that Sony seem to “forget” to mention. First off, there is changes to the BD Audio Output setting under Video Settings which have added Direct and Bitstream (Mix) for optical output. Second, there is now the option for PC Remote Play:
You can now select [PC] as an option under [Remote Play Settings] > [Register Device]. When you select this option, you will be able to use the remote play feature to operate your PS3 system from future models of the VAIO PC. Details of this feature will be announced on the official VAIO website at vaio.eu/playstation in May 2010
Thanks to TheSixthAxis for those.
So thats Firmware 3.30 in a nutshell. Let us know what you think in our Forums here.