From/De: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced details of the next system software update (v. 2.70) for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) system, which includes several new features that enhance how PS3 users communicate and interact with their online friends. The system software update 2.70 will be available soon and delivers a new Text Chat feature that will enable users to chat with their online PlayStation®Network friends. Other updates include enhancements to the Friends list on the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) and improvements to the video delivery service on PlayStation®Store.
In addition to Text Chat, firmware 2.70 provides enhancements to Friends lists, allowing users to sort their friends by online status. Online friends will still be sorted in alphabetical order, while offline friends will be sorted by when they were last online, with the most recent being first. PS3 owners will also be able to attach larger files to messages sent to their friends – the file size limit will increase from 1MB to 3MB.
To check out a video of the firmware 2.70 features, visit PlayStation.blog (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/04/01/ps3-firmware-v270-update/). Further details and instructions on how to update the PS3 system software are available at http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Features/SystemUpdate. Please let us know if you have any questions.