PS3 v1.5 allows you to play old games on your new system better than ever

Those who have been experiencing less than optimal backwards compatibility with their PlayStation 3 consoles will be pleased to learn that Sony is addressing that very issue in the newest system update. After just two short months, PS3 firmware hits the half version mark with 1.5.

The most notable change, as detailed by PS3 Fanboy, is the improvement in the appearance and display of all PSone and PS2 games while being played on the PS3. Prior to this update, previous generation games played on the new console would look worse than when being played on the original platform. The suggested fix to the situation was simply to switch to composite cables and play the old games in their old interlaced formats. With the version 1.5 update, gamers can now finally enjoy old software without have to downgrade to old TV technology.

Other changes included in the new version are:

  • Users
    • You can now select an image to use as the User icon from [Photo].
  • Settings
    • [Key Tone] has been added as an option under [Sound Settings].
    • [Delete Backup Data] has been added as an option under [System Settings] > [Backup Utility].
    • WEP 128, WPA-PSK (TKIP) and WPA-PSK (AES) have been added as security methods that can be used with [AOSS™] under [Automatic].*
      * If you have already set up for AOSS using an earlier version of the system software, you must perform AOSS setup again to use the security methods listed above.
      * When [Automatic] is selected, the security method to be used is automatically set.
  • Friends
  • Other
    • You can now enter text in Korean using the on-screen keyboard.

The update can be found by using the System Update feature, using update data that is included on a game disc, or downloaded first on a PC.

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