Sony list "great new" features in the PS3's v2.70 firmware update
Posted: 02.04.2009 13:16 by Simon Priest Comments: 6
Eric Lempel, director of PSN operations, has posted the upcoming v2.70 firmware update for PS3 will "enhance your connected experience".

It introduces Text Chat, so users can blab away with up to 15 friends over PSN and even while in games across three chat rooms. You can now backup downloaded video too.

"The 2.70 update brings a new Text Chat feature that enables you to communicate online with your PlayStation Network friend," posts Lempel on the US PlayStation.Blog.

"Now, you’ll be able to chat with up to 15 online friends using the Wireless Keypad, on-screen keyboard, or other compatible keyboard peripherals."

They'll also let you sort your friends list by their online status, and are also increasing the size of files you can attach to messages from 1Mb to 3Mb. See the clip below for Sony's preview of the upcoming v2.70 firmware update.

Source: VG247
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By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2009
The new features don't sound that new. - Sounds just like a messenger client.

But when will they drop PS3s price tag??!! That's WHAT I want to hear.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 02, 2009
A feature, as you say Stunt that the PC and XB have had forever. They won't frop the price as they know the XB 720 is under development. They'll keep fine-tuning the PS3 instead.
By devel (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2009
You have to admit its cool though, especially on a Clan War.
By hunter612 (SI Core) on Apr 03, 2009
No drop on price...just useless new bits added to the clay model..
By Revan (SI Elite) on Apr 03, 2009
Hmm, a chat room. Cool I guess, just not something I'll ever use.
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Apr 03, 2009
I see. It's true that they'll keep the PS3 up-to-date and fine-tuned.