Article written by Alex C.
Published on 22/10/2012 at 06:47 AM.
Finally, the PS3′s trophy system will be getting the tweak many people have been waiting on for nearly a year with a new Firmware update – the ability to see the PS Vita’s trophies from the PS3′s XMB. The pile of silverware will also have a new home: under the PlayStation Network logo (rather than the Game menu). You will also be able to see your Trophy level and progress towards the next level while viewing your trophy collection, says the US Blog.
You can view every single PS3 and PS Vita trophy here in our trophy list.
However, the new firmware brings about something of a negative – the retirement of the Life With PlayStation service, and that includes the Folding@Home software.
“We will stop offering the Life with PlayStation application to new users with the 4.30 update,” says the blog. “This includes the conclusion of our participation with Stanford University’s Folding@home, a distributed computing project aimed at understanding protein folding, misfolding and studying the causes of a variety of diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s as well as various cancers.”
More than 15 million people used the Folding@Home software on PS3, contributing over 100 million computation hours. The official TheSixthAxis team reached the top 300 teams in the world this year, and I’m sure many will be sad to see it go.
PS3 Firmware 4.30 is expected tomorrow.