New PlayStation Firmware Inbound
Sony has announced some new firmware headed our way that will unify trophies for the PS3 and Vita and will remove the “Life With PlayStation” feature.
Going live on the 23rd of October, the update will move the trophies from the “games” list on the CrossMediaBar and will place them under the PlayStation Network list. When the update is implemented, trophies available on both the PS3 and the Vita will be displayed together instead of separately. You’ll also be able to view Vita trophies from your PS3, a feature curiously absent since the launch of the Vita in February. It’ll also work if you’re using both your Vita and your PS3 at the same time.
Update 4.30as previously mentioned, will be getting rid of the Life With PlayStation application and it’s Folding@home service which is a current collaboration between Sony and Standford University. Folding@home enabled PS3 users to lend “computation” hours to Stanford as it researched diseases such as Parkinson’s. Over 100 million “computation hours” were lent to the university according to Sony.
Life With PlayStation along with Folding@home will disappear completely in November.
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