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Sony Details Latest PlayStation 3 Firmware Update

Sony Details Latest PlayStation 3 Firmware Update

January 20, 2009 | By Christian Nutt

January 20, 2009 | By Christian Nutt
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Today, SCEA's director of network opertaions, Eric Lempel, has revealed the details behind the PlayStation 3's v2.60 firmware update on the company's official PlayStation.Blog.

The most important feature in the update seems to be a new photograph application for the console -- which requires but is separate from the firmware update, in the form of a free download.

This digital photograph organizer will enhance the display and organizational capabilities of the system. It will allow users to create slide shows and sort photos according to various criteria, including "the number, ages, or facial expressions of the people pictured", oddly enough.

The update will also allow guest users without PlayStation Network accounts to browse the PlayStation Network store -- which makes a hell of a lot of sense as a way to convince users to bother signing up to the service in the first place. Support for the DivX 3.11 video format will also be included.

The PlayStation.Blog update revealing the new firmware includes a video demo of the photo gallery software. Lempel did not specify a date for the firmware update beyond "soon".

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