PS3: Update Fails To Impress
Sony is releasing an update 4.00 for the PlayStation 3. This new system software update is actually a means of preparing the PS3 for the December launch of the PlayStation Vita in Japan.
Many users, however, have complained about the overall features delivered by the update. The displeasure has come even though the update is supposed to “prepare the PlayStation 3 to serve as a content management device.”
Sony said that the new patch is made so that the PS3 can “allow users to copy their digital content such as games, music photos, and videos between PS Vita and PS3, back up PS Vita games including saved data to your PS3 hard drive, and update the system software for your PS Vita system using the network features of your PS3.”
Despite this all important role, the patch still ends up disappointing many PS3 gamers who think that the firmware updates coming from Sony are just way too lame. Others think that the update is pointless. These are not even the only comments that come pouring in. The reviews are pretty mixed as a whole. So, there are still who those like the PS+ updates in 4.0. Some, however, want more additional PS3 features, a new UI XMB and a cross-game chat. Sony had admitted before that such a chat is not possible on the PS3.
Changes that PS3 gamers can expect from the 4.0 update are:
- Game patches
- System software
- Recommended games and videos
- Sync trophy information
PlayStation Plus members can either enable or disable each automatic update feature given above. All gamers can filter their friend requests and messages.