New PS3 firmware spruces up PSN

BBC iPlayer, voucher cards arriving soon.

Sony has revealed PS3 firmware 3.0, which adds dynamic themes and avatars (both free and premium) and will be rolled out "soon".

That's according to the US PlayStation blog, which has a nifty video to watch showing all the upcoming features.

The post coincided with Sony's gamescom conference keynote, where we heard that the iPlayer will soon be officially supported and that PSN voucher cards will be available in shops from September in €20 and €50 denominations.

PS3 firmware 3.0 also adds a What's New section to keep you abreast of the fresh content sliding in, while Sony has visually spruced up the XMB, added more shortcuts for the PlayStation Store and rearranged the Friends List.

A Status Indicator has been added to the right corner of the screen to show your user icon, friend count, message tray and a scrolling news ticker. Firmware 3.0 also lets developers break Trophy lists into sub-categories for easy navigation, so you can see how many are left to collect.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (42)

About the author

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer  |  Clert

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.


You may also enjoy...

Dying Light 2 delayed on Switch

Will now arrive "within six months" of other platforms.

Jelly Deals | The Nintendo Switch OLED is down to £300

This TCG daily deal ends at midnight tonight.

Firaxis veterans form new studio Bit Reactor to focus on turn-based strategy games

With "high-end production values, riveting storytelling, and innovative design".

Supporters only

Comments (42)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store