: Unsurprisingly, Sony has squashed these rumors flat. PlayStation's Patrick Seybold told us, "Those rumors are completely untrue, nothing has been announced or confirmed for upcoming PlayStation firmware, and this is just wild speculation.
" Well, we don't know about wild
... you haven't heard our speculation about your existing PS3 transforming into a PS3 Slim
after applying the 3.0 firmware. It's true!]
Sure, PS3 Firmware 2.80 didn't do much – what did it do again?
– but if a new rumor out of VG247
is to be believed, Firmware 3.0 will deliver "a completely new system" to the PS3 and it'll do it by Christmas. So, let's run down this list, shall we? This "huge overhaul" will include "a reputation system," a "grief reporting system," support for background patch downloading, and "simultaneous HDMI and digital optical outputting" (we're assuming this means simultaneous HDMI audio and optical audio output ... though we're not sure who that would be useful to).
That's it? That doesn't sound like a "completely new system" to us. VG247 says they've been told more, but we'll "just have to wait" before they share that info – uh, thanks? So, does that list check off any of your must have
features? We know, we know ... voice chat is still missing, so other than that