PS3 Update 2.70 is Sony’s latest firmware update to PS3. Sony once again announced the PS3 2.70 update which will allow PlayStation 3 users to Text Chat each other – the firmware’s latest networking feature and a catchy one, if we may add. Although this upgrade is not yet available (as of this writing), its official release will be made known to the public by its creators, according to the announcement they posted on their website.
Firmware 2.70 is the next big upgrade after the PS3 2.60 update in January 2009. In the latest release, PS3 gamers will also be able to sort friends via online status (just like using Yahoo Messenger, Digsby, Google Chat and other chat programs). In addition, gamers will also be able to send file attachments in messages sent to them up to a maximum of 3 Megabytes (1MB is the current limit) in filesize. Really quite a small size but… we’re pretty sure this effect many changes in the way PS3 lovers will play their fave games.
Other new features associated with PS3 2.70 update are as follows (nothing too fancy and technical):
- Video files you’ve purchased from the PlayStation Store can be backed up to an external storage device and then restored to PS3’s internal hard drive for playback – so you can clear up space on your hard drive and then restore the video anytime in the future; and
- Videos you’ve purchased for PSP (PlayStation Portable) system can now be transferred to PS3 for playback
A video explaining the latest update to PS3 firmware is given below for added information on this subject. The video was taken from the official Sony Playstation 3 website. We are posting it here to provide the readers of this article a preview of what to expect in the next upgrade:
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