PS3 update 3.66: Changes don’t meet wishlist

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Recently Sony announced that a new firmware update was headed to the PlayStation Network, we do not know exactly when it will be rolled out across the PlayStation Network, however we do know a little about what this update will bring, before you get too excited let us tell you that it is pretty disappointing.

Sony has told us that firmware update 3.66 for the PS3 is a minor update which will bring better overall stability when it comes to network services and software, sadly there is no talk of new features or intuitive improvements, therefore we are sure that PS3 gamers won’t be too excited when the update arrives, that said stability improvements will not be snubbed either.

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A quick check of the comments on the PlayStation Blog reveals that people want new features, some are still asking for party / cross-game chat, whilst others ask for an improved in-game XMB and the ability to send 30-60 second voice clips. One pessimistic PS3 owner just asks for Sony to make sure this update doesn’t cause the YLOD.

Currently we are not sure whether this update will be mandatory, if so after all of the recent PSN-related problems Sony will be under pressure to ensure that this firmware versions fixes more than it breaks, do you have faith in Sony? If it is a optional update will you install it? Let us know in the comments section.

Firmware version 3.66 will be the 5th PS3 firmware update of the year, if you check out this link you can see what changes each update has brought to the games console. It has to be said in terms of exciting features there has not been much of late, in fact you could argue that the last titillating update we saw arrived back in September 2010, this was firmware update 3.50 and it prepared the PS3 for stereoscopic 3D playback when watching Blu-ray discs, it also improved the console’s Facebook functionality, its spam reporting capabilities and there were also minor improvements made to the PlayStation Store and Photo Gallery.

We would love you to share your opinions in the comments section by telling us what features you would like to see brought to the PS3, we think that party chat is a given, but what other inventive improvements would you welcome?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7LS2HW23AU32WMC2SAEHUDR5DQ drakhen

    I would like to see cross profile access for loadouts. ie black opts. i am playing on my profile and a friend joins in split screen. He has a profile on my system, in multilayer he could load his loadout from his profile into the game we are playing. Also full file manager. copy, past, view, delete any file from/to any place easily. especially in the browser. Just add firefox!

    • http://twitter.com/mattissotrendy Matthew Lee Burfield

      That’s down to Black Ops, not Sony.

  • Anonymous

    i would like to be able to play my own music whilst playing any game like the xbox 360. the ps3 is more for entertainment which surrly means that it should have the option. compared to the 360 which isnt a entertainment console can play music whilst playing any game.

  • littledemon1995

    I agree, it would be cool to play your own music when your playing a game, but also a better system for communicating with friends like the xbox live party chat or private chat systems.

    Also make it easier to invite people to games with one click.

  • http://twitter.com/mattissotrendy Matthew Lee Burfield

    I don’t get this massive deal about cross game chat. Yes, I can see why people would like it, but why are people making a massive deal about it? Personally, when I’m playing a single player game, I want to be able to concentrate on the story, not chat to my mate as I’m doing it. Plus this whole “I want to invite my mates with one click” bullshit. It doesn’t exactly take 10 minutes to invite someone, does it? Stop moaning. It’s a free bloody network.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Underwood/789758823 Johnathan Underwood

    i would like to see 3 things in the next features update.
    1. cross game chat (its a pain having to be on the same game in the same match to chat).
    2. the ability to sign different users for each controller (similar to the xbox 360 so if i play say a multiplayer split screen with a friend and we both earn an achievement, he would get it aswell or another person can use the own profiles while gaming on the same computer)
    3.a better web browser (i use my web browser alot and when watching video feeds its very annoying having to wait 10 minutes to load up 12 minutes of the feed. and browsing is very slow).

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jacob-Meredith/100002418113343 Jacob Meredith

      there is a chat your friends can join. and as for the slow internet browsing thats cause your internet sucks dude. for real thats sony huh???????

  • http://twitter.com/BlueHayes Mike Hayes

    1) A much improved web browser
    2) Generally improved performance. Reading & sending messages whilst in the middle of playing a game is painfully slow and generally results in me getting killed a lot in-game due to me waiting a while for loading actions to complete.

    • http://www.facebook.com/natalli Natalli James

      Mike I totally agree…!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Green/1804284774 Nick Green

    It is mandatory

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Green/1804284774 Nick Green

    It is mandatory

  • Taco Tanker

    To the people talking to about in-game music, unfortunately Micro$oft patented that ability so while Sony leaves it up to the game developers to add the ability few actually do. But don’t take MY word for it, Google it!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_USINZBWC3AYSWSQ4P6RYP6M2TE Chris S

      All they have to do to get around that is make an option within whatever game you play instead of the console having the ability, hell its the least we deserve after all this nonsense BS

  • http://twitter.com/razor_rich Richard Wienburg

    How about allowing users to sign-in online but remain invisible to those on your friends list so you can play online games without being hassled by your mates.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_USINZBWC3AYSWSQ4P6RYP6M2TE Chris S

    I have went through 5 damn PS3s in the last 2-3 years all because the quality of their products suck, I have my console standing and keep the A/C on during use, but it still ends up overheating or YLOD every 3-8 months. This is ridiculous and I’m still forced to pay the BS service fee. On top of that every time they send me a new one or refurbed it doesn’t work half as well as the one before so I gotta send that one back and wait for a new one then. It wouldn’t be so bad if they would at least back up my data and give the consumer what they deserve and want. PS3 just black hole already you aren’t giving the people what they want!

  • Anonymous

    so why isnt mine even allowing me to update it !!

  • flaminu

    The ability to appear offline of PS3 so my annoying friend down the neighborhood doesn’t have to see I’m on ask me to play UC2 or Warhawk when I want to play Bad Company 2 or FFXIII by myself would be common sense to add!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joran-Andre-Karlsen/740086421 Jøran Andre Karlsen

    wants for ps3 update:
    * Spotify / Wimp
    * Support of; Aac, AC3, Mkv (video files)
    * Support of; downlodeble Subtitles-input
    * Support for user prooved gam Mods, for TES:Oblivion/Skyrim

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joran-Andre-Karlsen/740086421 Jøran Andre Karlsen

    wants for ps3 update:
    * Spotify / Wimp
    * Support of; Aac, AC3, Mkv (video files)
    * Support of; downlodeble Subtitles-input
    * Support for user prooved gam Mods, for TES:Oblivion/Skyrim

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bring-Back-Road-Rash/100001507791802 Bring Back Road Rash

    minor update it seems to be taking over 2 hours with 10mg interweb

  • mark west

    have just updated my ps3 with 3.66 update and guess what the pessimistic blogger is right my ps3 has died i now have a sony brick and of course sony will deny any wrong doing thanks sony and good bye hello xbox

  • mark west

    have just updated my ps3 with 3.66 update and guess what the pessimistic blogger is right my ps3 has died i now have a sony brick and of course sony will deny any wrong doing thanks sony and good bye hello xbox