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Sony PS3 update 4.40 hidden features likely

Out of nowhere, Sony has just issued a mandatory new firmware update for the PS3. PS3 update 4.40 is now available to download and all users will have to install it if they want to continue using online services via PSN. The strange thing about this particular update, is that there hasn’t been any information prior to be update landing, while Sony hasn’t given any indication whatsoever on what firmware update 4.40 brings, since there are no official patch notes at the moment.

It clearly does do something though if it’s a mandatory update, so we’re guessing there will be one or two hidden features that users will uncover once the update is explored in greater detail. For now, we’re assuming that the obligatory security improvements have been implemented into the system and nothing else that’s clearcut.

There are already whispers emerging that the 4.40 update could fix up a recent loophole that allows users to emulate any PS2 game on a PS3 system running a custom firmware. We wouldn’t be surprised if Sony has strengthened the system up further to prevent any chance of a downgrade, which consumers may be interested in upon hearing of the PS2 exploit.

We’re used to Sony giving out a single line of text stating that this is just a security improvement update. However, we don’t even have that this time, yet it’s a mandatory install. Very strange you have to say on this occasion, so we’ll have to wait and see what other features are found.

We’ll update this when that does happen, but in the meantime let us know if you have spotted anything different on the new PS3 4.40 update.

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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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