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PS3 Firmware Update v3.40: Release Date and Hidden Feature

We have some exciting news for PS3 owners, as it has been revealed that Sony are planning to release another Firmware Update for the PS3, it will be available next week to download.

As reported from TheGamerAccess, it looks as if the new Firmware Update, v.3.40 will be needed for those of you planning to subscribe to Playstation Plus – the company’s new pricing platform. According to Sony’s PS Plus press release, the new firmware update will be available on June 22nd – next Tuesday.

Furthermore, various Sony websites in different countries revealed that the company are planning to introduce cross-gaming chat as one of the premium features of Playstation Plus. The details must of been put up in error, as they were quickly removed soon after.

Luckily, we have the juicy details for you here: “Cross-game Voice Chat: invite your friends to chat online no matter what game you’re all playing, even if they aren’t members of PlayStation Plus.”

There is even a screenshot here if you need proof – although we are not sure why this is the only text in English.

What are your thoughts on this? If the information is correct, it seems a little strange that Sony didn’t announce it at their keynote don’t you think? I mean come on, cross-game voice chat is HUGE.

We’ll bring you more details as we get it.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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