PS3 4.30 firmware update, narrowing release time

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 22, 2012

By now most of our readers should know there is a PS3 firmware update tomorrow, which is v4.30 and includes a focused set of new features and changes. This news had been made live within the last 24 hours on the official PlayStation blog, which explains how the PS3 4.30 update will also remove some features as well.

Changes for PS3 4.30 firmware – the system update will change how you’ll see Trophies on your Sony PlayStation 3 from now on, which the most obvious change will be the new home for Trophies and that’s under XMB’s PlayStation Network. One change that PS Vita users will love is the ability to see Vita trophies on the PS3, which will also include details of the current level and how close you are to the next Trophy level.

The PS3 4.30 update will also stop offering the Life with PlayStation app to people, which is thanks to this service closing from the start of next month. This is pretty much all we know about the 4.30 PS3 firmware update, although sometimes we do find out about a few hidden features after the software sees a release date.

Are you happy to see PS Vita Trophies supported on the PS3, and what features/fixes are missing from PS3 update 4.30 in your opinion? Early reactions seem positive for this firmware, although that has been mostly from Vita owners so far considering the lack of much else happening, but we are sure there will be a number of PS3 problems still need fixing that were not addressed with this update. One feature we want added is the ability to keep downloads going while watching Blu-ray movies, which has been a pain and even more so when you have a few free games to download from PlayStation Plus and use the PS3 as a Blu-ray player as well.

PS3 4.30 update release time – Sony explained that the new firmware would arrive on Oct 23, although they didn’t mention exactly what time the update would launch. What time will PS3 firmware 4.30 go live? We’ve seen updates vary in release times, which can some times see new software launch right after midnight although not all countries receive the update at the same time. Feel free to share when you’ve seen most PS3 firmware updates go live, and especially when the 4.30 update hits your system tomorrow and what part of the world you’re in.

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