According to a rumour by VG247, the upcoming PS3 firmware 3.0 has been described as a "huge overhaul." And while it should bring some convenient improvements, absolutely nothing about it sounds worthy of our excitement.
The features, as reported by VG247:
• Player reputations ("he's a good guy" so I know to play with him) • Grief reporting ("she hit me!" screengrabs sent to Sony) • Background patch downloading (no longer stare at status bars, nice!) • Simultaneous HDMI and digital audio output (handy)
But what about these updates isn't just playing catch-up? The best feature, background downloading, is something that should have been around years ago. The last time Jason Chen and I tried to play PS3, there were no less than 5 patches that needed to download and install. We eventually gave up.
I hope that VG247 has bad intel and that we'll see more in firmware 3.0. Sadly, I doubt that's the case. [vg247]