If you haven’t already heard, PlayStation 3 system software (firmware) lands next, June 29nd, 2010 in preparation for the launch of PlayStation Plus. [Update] Despite official press releases stating the firmware update would be releasing today, Sony has confirmed that the firmware update will not arrive until next week. The article has been changed to reflect the new information.
The firmware is in preparation for the launch of the expanded PlayStation Network service called PlayStation Plus which arrives next week on June 29th.
[Update] Although the firmware was previously reported to be releasing today, Sony has changed the release date for firmware 3.40 to next week, June 29th. The article has been changed to reflect the new release date for firmware 3.40.
According to an official SCEA press release, one of the requirements you’ll need to purchase PlayStation Plus is to download firmware 3.40. It also reveals the release date for firmware 3.40. Check out the quote for the press release:
PlayStation users can purchase PlayStation Plus membership through PlayStation Store on PS3 only. Users need to install PS3 system software version 3.40, which will be released on June 22nd, to enjoy PlayStation Plus.
For more information view the official press release by clicking here.