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Sony set to introduce in-game XMB, Trophies to PS3

updated 05:00 pm EDT, Wed June 18, 2008

Sony hints at XMB for PS3

An entry on Sony's PlayStation Blog by Eric Lempel, Director of PlayStation Netowrk Operations, today revealed the electronics giant will soon launch a couple of software updates for its PlayStation 3 gaming console. The first update, version 2.36, will reportedly fix some bugs users experienced when playing certain PlayStation titles. The one to wait for, however, is 2.40, which will bring the long-anticipated XMB in-game main menu interface, as well as a Trophies feature previously undescribed by the console maker.

Trophies is expected to be similar to competitor Xbox Achievements system, which gives players points for their performance in games and in online matches. The 2.40 update will also let users to access the PS3's XMB, or main menu, during gameplay, enabling them to chat with friends, invite them into multiplayer matches, or send them messages. Currently, they have to quit games or stop video playback in order to access the XMB.

Sony promises to deliver more information on the 2.40 update soon, and does not reveal the actual release dates for either update. [via TrustedReviews]



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