Sony has released new firmware updates for both its
PlayStation 3 console and PlayStation Portable handheld. The PS3 gets bumped
to version 1.70, which now enables the console to play original PSone software
bought from the PlayStation Store previously only playable on the PSP. Save
data for the PSone can now be used on the PSP.
Currently, the PlayStation Store lists only classic titles
for download to PSP, though with the weekly update to the store due to hit
tomorrow, PS3 support may be soon added.
Also new, and perhaps one of the first budding fruits from
settlement is the enabling of vibration force feedback when using
PlayStation and PlayStation 2 accessories with the older generation games.
Other evidence of the return of rumble can be seen in the
recent update to Gran Turismo HD, a free download for PlayStation 3 owners via
the PlayStation Store. Version 1.20 of the concept game features support for
force feedback steering wheels – something that hard core GT fans have long
missed until the recent update.
The PSP is also getting a firmware update to
version 3.40, which is said to add expanded support for PlayStation Network
titles, though no specifics were mentioned in the release notes. Also changed
is the method of managing game certificates.
quote: And thanks Dailytech for posting something PS3 positive for once.