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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.

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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Barbara Swanson
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Dylan.
Dylan.

One change is the fact that they took out the proxy server setting.

Jubjub
Jubjub

Faster psn loading and logging in time

DoN KiLlEr
DoN KiLlEr

i hope other very well experienced hackers do find another way to get bypass up and going

DoN KiLlEr
DoN KiLlEr

if you do you should know about BYPASS being patched because when ever you play online with bypass you automatically sign out

DoN KiLlEr
DoN KiLlEr

does anyone hack mw2 here

incubusman421
incubusman421

I bet it has something to do with ps4… perhaps it will allow you to synch files with the new console or something… Kind of like how they did with the vita.

Chris Curtis

It’s just a update for:

fixing issue with some games: bugs, glitches etc.
and stability has been improved a little bit

Felix Schøien-Williams

I have noticed that the PlayStation Store loads a little bit faster and operates smoother, as before it was jittery. This is the UK Store.

Common sense
Common sense

peter james.. the ps3 is just the client end of their system.. their system(psn) is what got hacked. so that security excuse is BS IMHO. they should say what exactly is being updated regardless..

Peter James
Peter James

It is in regards to world internet hacking and misuse of PS3 systems not designed to be backward compatible! Sony are updating system internet security’s and all the above in an attempt to make this harder for hackers to infiltrate the PSN network to steal money or card information.. and stop anyone with backward hacked systems using online features anymore. (I would suggest for your own safety’s at this point that you delete any saved card information from your PSN accounts). Personally everything i have written is only speculation due to the simple fact that they have not explained what… Read more »

Javi Delamora

I’ve never hacked the system or jailbroken things because I never had the desire to. But I am frustrated that I am not told why this is needed.

SabentHD
SabentHD

I believe there is no features, as some people may CFW users were able to go online in the past couple months. They have probably patched the modification in “index.dat, version.txt and vsh.self” from getting online. This is what lot’s of people do believe. Sony had to ban probably 100 times a day.

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