Firmware 2.80 No Longer Optional?

Firmware updates are a strange thing, with the recent 2.80 update being entirely optional until this weekend’s VidZone update.  Whilst I can’t personally confirm right now whether Sony have actually pushed the button marked “obligatory” on the PlayStation 3’s Firmware Update 2.80 C&VG are claiming that to play online you’ll now need to download and install the latest software update – it’s no longer optional – with the same “playback quality of some PlayStation 3 format software has been improved” change-log as we’ve had before.  This isn’t the case for all games, and we suspect it’s just a select few as we said with VidZone.

At least now we know which software it has improved.