At GamesCom in Germany this month Sony will be holding a 3-hour press conference, which we speculate will result in an official announcement of the PS3 Slim. But it could also mean announcements of many other things. New rumors this week suggest that details of Firmware 3.00 will also be announced, though the firmware would not be released on the same day. Sources of PSInsider also speculate an announcement of a new PlayStation Network.
Sony did send out some e-mails recently hinting at a new PSN launching on the 18th, so that lends some credibility to these rumors. As for new PSN features, this could be related to premium features such as monthly subscription fees for unlimited downloads. We’ve tagged this article as rumors for now. You will have to wait until August 18th to see if this is all true.
“Our source told us that Sony is planning on announcing firmware 3.0 at the conference, while being very careful to point out that Sony might not release firmware 3.0 on that day, but that they will announce it and detail it’s features, possibly in video form. Our source also said it coincides with the release of the new PlayStation Network, however our source didn’t go into any detail as to what this new PSN is supposed to feature.”