Today, SCEE has officially announced the release of Firmware 2.0 for the PlayStation 3. The new firmware update will be available to download on November 8th 2007 and will include several new features and improvements. The update will allow the PS3 to be turned on and off using a PSP and Wi-Fi and also allows the XMB to be customized further that before. User’s will be able to change the colour and brightness of the XMB and set custom themes which can be downloaded from the PlayStation Network.
In addition to the above features, an Information Board will be added to the XMB to keep people up-to-date with the latest PlayStation news, and Trend Micro Web Security will be added for better security.
“Continuing with the idea of a personalised PS3, Version 2.00 allows for customisation of the XMB menu screen. Change the colour and brightness with the greatest of ease or have something completely different by setting a custom theme. With the potential for new backgrounds to become available on PLAYSTATION Network in the future, Version 2.00 truly opens up a whole raft of options.
A host of other enhancements includes the addition of an Information Board on XMB to keep people up to date on the latest PlayStation news, the inclusion of a new PLAYSTATION Network category and logo for easier navigation and Trend Micro Web Security, a free, state of the art internet security system, designed to give parents peace of mind.”
Unfortunately, there was no mention of in-game XMB access or the ability to play your own music in-game. But, lets wait until tomorrow before we jump to any conclusion.
[Via: SCEE Press]