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Rumour: PS3 Firmware 4.20 Releases Tonight

Multiples!

According to a post on GAF, PlayStation 3 system software 4.20 will be released tonight.

The new features include tweaks to the wireless stereo headset options, time-off adjustments and the ability to copy multiple items of save data.

The full rumoured list is as followed:

Wireless Stereo Headset

When the wireless stereo headset (CECHYA-0080) is connected, you can now adjust the sidetone level for microphone audio. Select [Sidetone] under (Settings) > (Accessory Settings) > [Audio Device Settings].

  • Off: Disable microphone audio from the headset
  • 1-5: Enable microphone audio from the headset

Auto Off

You can now set the amount of time until the system automatically turns off. Under (Settings) > (Power Save Settings) > [System Auto-Off] you will be able amend the time for [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and for [Game/Other Features]:

  • Video/TV/Music/Photo – After 1 Hour, After 2 Hours, After 3 Hours, After 4 Hours, After 5 Hours, Off
  • Game/Other Features – After 1 Hour, After 2 Hours, After 3 Hours, After 4 Hours, After 5 Hours, Off

If you enabled [System Auto-Off] in system software prior to version 4.20, the selected time will be set for both [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and [Game/Other Features].

The default settings are [After 4 Hours] for [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and [After 1 Hour] for [Game/Other Features].

Save Game Selection

Under (Games) > (Saved Data Utility (PS3™), you can now select multiple saved data items, and then either delete or copy them as a group.

  • You cannot use [Copy Multiple] to select data that is copy-protected.
  • Some saved data cannot be copied.
  • The upper right corner of the screen displays: the number of saved data items that are selected, the total number of saved data items and the total file size of the saved data items that are selected.

We’ll let you know if any other hidden features sneak through.

62 Comments
  1. An-dz
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    When are they going to add something really interesting for once

    Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:32.
    • Bodachi
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      I really doubt they will add much new stuff to the PS3.

      Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 17:13.
      • stueeeee
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        its a shame if they dont. they let the psp go without interesing updates for a long while. even just a couple of nice features will get people to turn it on and check it out. i dontbsee many interesting Vita updates coming soon either…

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 19:22.
  2. jondavis53
    Member
    Since: Jun 2012

    The copy multiple save data is excellent, especially for the PES option files :) Took me well over 1 hour to copy last years option file :(

    Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:32.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Great use!
      Just had an arse of a time deleting mine

      Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 17:00.
    • Kennykazey
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      This is great, now I can delete all the minis saves quickly. I’m no longer playing minis on the ps3, moved them over to my vita.

      Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 18:30.
    • blast71
      Member
      Since: May 2012

      What a ball-ache that is!
      And deleting the old files. 3 or 4 button presses each file takes the piss.
      So, to sum up – great update!

      Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 19:57.
      • wearejimbo
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        It would have been even better in 2006 as part of update 1.10

        Comment posted on 26/06/2012 at 14:26.
  3. bmg_123
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Glad they finally added multiple selection to the save data! Still hope it’s not a mandatory update…

    Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:33.
  4. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Finally, i no longer have to spend 5 minutes deleting saves from a game just because i can’t delete the entire group. Also where is the cross game chat? :P

    Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:38.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      Why would you want to delete game save files?

      Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:40.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        To make space (even if just a little) – I usually do this once i have traded a game. Utility & Save data is deleted so that the next game can be started on.

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:45.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        To make space or if i’ve not touched the game in months, delete them so i can begin anew when i touch it again.

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:47.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        To make sp… oh it doesn’t matter

        Deleting stuff you no longer own, or you’ve not played for ages & you don’t want to jump back in at the deep end is why I delete stuff

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:59.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        I understand why you’d delete game data as theyre hefty files but save data is pointless, plus I like to keep them as there are some games that give you bonuses and things for having played other games.
        Each to their own I suppose.

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 17:36.
      • colmshan1990
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        Some games have save files of over 10mb, it’s like deleting a song.

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 17:50.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        All those kbs & mbs add up in the end tony! Plus it’s sometimes the utility files that new games look for (Yakuza off the top of my head), so sometimes its just not enough to have the save there still.

        120Gb is just not enough to keep all of the save & utility files i would like, so i have to manage my space unfortunately.

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 18:01.
      • cnutard
        Member
        Since: Apr 2011

        I do the same as Forrest and as soon as I finish a game I never go back to it so I delete the game data. However with my save files I transfer them onto my external drive but erasing them, just incase I may need them as currency when the Fallout comes :)

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 18:44.
    • Pedal_Bike_Pete
      Member
      Since: May 2012

      Cross game chat isn’t coming, was confirmed a while back. They committed too many resources to other stuff, and now there isn’t anything they can do about it.

      Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 18:04.
      • Bodachi
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Cross game chat is a running joke on TSA.

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 18:29.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        It’s a standing joke that every time something happened to PS3 firmware, the PSN or the PSN Store that half the internet would predict CGC.

        Not so much resources allocated elsewhere, as the PS3′s god awful RAM

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 18:32.
      • cnutard
        Member
        Since: Apr 2011

        @Bodachi And countless other gaming sites!

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 18:40.
      • ThoughtPolice
        Member
        Since: May 2012

        “god awful RAM”

        Are these technically illiterate writers like cc_star still here.

        The PS3′s RAM configuration is significantly batter than the Xbox, as the XDR is in the region of 7x faster.

        The REAL reason X-GameChat can’t be implemented, is they can’t take back 20MB (or whatever amount needed) from the console without breaking all the existing games.

        Implementing non-gaming features is easy enough, as they all free up memory when the game launches, but IN-GAME services are a different matter.

        TSA need to get some more technical, less fanboyish writers, before the sites credibility is tainted by bad writers.

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 20:56.
      • colmshan1990
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        Might be better than the Xbox, but what about the Xbox 360? :P

        Clearly it’s not better than that, which HAS cross game chat (from Day 1, I believe).

        Not that I want it, I’m too anti-social to play online most of the time as it is, never mind speak over the internet (shudder).

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 21:45.
  5. iAvernus
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Everytime I hear about a new Firmware I get excited…then I get this…w/e.

    Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:38.
  6. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Crzz gamez chatz!

    Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:39.
  7. An-dz
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    One day i wish they would add the ability to click on your friends PSN name and watch what they are playing as they play it.

    Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:42.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      That day shall be the day that Sony buy OnLive

      Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:54.
  8. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    How excitinzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:42.
  9. Crazy_Del
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    YES for the multiple game saves transfer/deleted for more space
    Ahhhh perfect got far too many multiple saves of Fallout, Dues Ex, Fifa, PES, Dead Space, CoD Classic etc……

    Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:43.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      CoD Classic is murder for save files – You get a different save file for every level if I remember (or maybe it was just me being riduculously anal & making a new save per level?)!

      Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:47.
      • Crazy_Del
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        No you are right Forrest it creates a save file on all levels itself. I didn’t mind in case the PS3 crash but Fallout or Dead Space I made these saves myself every 10/20mins lol

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:55.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Yeah, i tend to do the same, but the trouble with CoD Classic is that your individual saves are not collected in one or two save files as games usually do, but a seperate one per level!

        Then there are a few other save files that other than options, i am not sure whats on them!

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 17:12.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        That’s nothing mate, my WRC2 gamesave has 94 files attached to it of varying sizes…..maddnnnneessss!!

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 18:08.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        If you choose to download a PES options file you can have somewhere between 500 & 1,000 files to copy across… & then delete when you no longer play the game.

        Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 18:37.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Wow, that pales my WRC2 94 save files into insignificance, 500 to 1000 files is insanity!!

        Comment posted on 26/06/2012 at 09:59.
  10. parryman
    Member
    Since: Apr 2012

    Why do they make such grand announcements for the extremely mundane?

    Comment posted on 25/06/2012 at 16:45.

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