The lights are on
The latest update for the PlayStation 3, version 4.50, opens up a much requested feature to all PSN users, where it was previously only available to Plus subscribers. Players will also be able to share data between their Vitas and PlayStation 3s over Wi-Fi, eliminating the necessity for cables.
You can check out the full list of upgrades below. If the update is not already available, it should be available a little bit later tonight.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
Our TakeI'm happy to see the auto download service extended to non-PlayStation Plus subscribers. PlayStation Plus has proven itself to be a worthwhile investment for heavy PS3 users, but this particular function seemed a little excessive. From the beginning it seemed like something that should have been available to everyone, especially considering how much people complain about the PlayStation 3's frequent updates. I wonder if auto downloading for everyone will extend to the PlayStation 4, or if it will revert to its old habits once the next generation arrives.
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That's great news. I agree Auto-Update should have been a feature for all PSN users from the get go. At least they finally added it though.
Good to hear they don't use that as a carrot to get people to subscribe by annoying them with unnecessary daily updates like other companies might try to do. This is how it should be, even though I am a PS+ subscriber.
oh is that's the reason why I was signed out, outta nowhere. I like the trophy update I'm gonna check that out tomorrow.
That's good to know b/c the update only stated the trophy privacy setting (or somehow I missed the rest if it was there).
Thats cool I guess. I probably have no use for it though. However I do like that we can now hide some trophies. There are some games I just rented and never really bothered getting trophies for and hate seeing them lol.
If I had to guess I would say Sony didn't have a strong enough footing when they first started this. Who can blame them, online connectivity has always been MS's game and they have the knowledge they got from windows carry over. I guess its only new they have increased server load capacity and capability to incorporate the larger masses. I doubt we would see this change if PSN wasn't as worthwhile. Luckily Sony delivers and is keeping me so happy.
Soo many other games to play instead of GTA 5 (still scared of it) and more than half of them from their instant game collection free rents.
What ps3 New options for trophies visible.
Thank you Sony!
Nice. Always nice to have extra features.
Cool beans ! I think Sony should also look at being able to reset/eliminate trophies. Thanks, Sony!
Wow, didn't realize this was a feature you had to pay for......?