PlayStation Network update may come ‘later this month’

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Representatives from Psyonix Studios, the developer responsible for PlayStation Network downloadable title Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Power Battle-Cars (SARPBCLOLBBQ, for short) leaked information for Sony’s next system firmware update on their message boards. Among the comments was a release window for “later this month,” which may get you revved considering the rumored might (included after the break) of the update.

Responding to a post about a PSN sign-out bug, one rep wrote, “Sony mentioned a bug they fixed with the next system software update (2.7.0) that might resolve these issues, but we have to narrow it down and verify it’s the same problem to be sure it’s that and not something we need to fix on our end.”

Another rep dropped possible release information, although it’s questionable how amusing patches are: “IIRC [If I recall correctly] it will drop later this month. And contain lots of fun new fixes. I’m excited about this one, lots of new stuff.”

The latter comment has since been wiped, but its digital memory will remain with us forever. May it rest in peace, and may we all celebrate the scandalous information conveyed to us before meeting its untimely doom.

[via CVG]

Rumored feature list. (Grain of salt, people.)

Friends List:

  • Voice Messaging is now available as an alternative to text after selecting a user on the friends list. Voice message recordings are capped at 30 seconds.
  • Home Integration: Saved Playstation Home avatar photos can be selected as photo ID for Gamer Card/Friends List.
  • Trophy number and Gamer Level are listed under Friend names for quick reference.

Gamer Card & Trophies:

  • Gamer Card layout has been changed to more closely resemble the Playstation Store aesthetic.
  • Past Trophy information can be viewed in detail by selecting “Recent Trophy History” option.
  • Newly aquired trophies auto-sync in the background
  • Server infrastructure for Trophies has been optimized. Resulting in faster retrieval time for Gamer Card and Trophy information.

In-Game XMB:

  • Loading time for In-Game XMB has been drastically reduced, resulting in a more seemless in-game experience.
  • “Theme settings” options while in-game is now available, allowing custom themes to be applied to the In-Game XMB.
  • Internet Browser can now be accessed while in-game.
  • Voice messaging and voice chat options can be used while in-game.
  • Options that cannot be used in the XMB during game sessions are grayed out (but still selectable) to eliminate user accessibility confusion.


  • Other slight UI tweaks and enhancements.

[via Hoss’s C-Blog]

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