PS3 System Software Update v3.70 Prematurely Revealed

May 29, 2011Written by Zak Islam

Another official PlayStation wireless headset for the PlayStation 3 was recently unveiled. When Sony revealed the headphones in their accessory page an intriguing piece of information was added.

Yesterday, Sony unveiled an official headset that is scheduled for a release in a few months. The headset will provide surround sound, and due to this, Sony has (mistakenly) noted down that an unannounced PlayStation 3 system software update, 3.70, on the official accessory page for the headset.

Surround sound on the PS3™ requires system software version 3.70 or later. Surround Sound does not work with Blu-ray Disc movies.

While the description may be misleading due to it stating surround sound for the PS3 (which already has the ability) requires 3.70, it’s not: the firmware is needed to provide surround sound to the headset.

The PlayStation 3’s most recent firmware was 3.61 which adds added security to the system, a measure which was taken due to the PlayStation Network outage.

As noted by GX, .01 updates are normally less significant compared to the full next tenths. So, with E3 around the corner, could Sony be preparing an announcement for version 3.70? Could PS3 owners finally see the announcement of cross-game voice chat or possibly more? Share your thoughts on what you’d like to see Sony unveil on the upcoming firmware at E3.