Maxconsole is reporting that the various lawsuits aimed at Sony after they removed the option to keep a Linux installation on your PS3 if you chose to upgrade your firmware have been combined into one mega-sized super-powered Über lawsuit.
“They have all now been filed into one consolidated class action complaint and a co-lead counsel will be taking over things in the US,” says the site.
“So the sequence of events will go as follows – the consolidated action will be filed by the end of the month, Sony will respond to the complaint and things will return to court in September to see what happens next.”
The case claims that Sony “falsely represented that PS3 purchasers would be able to use their PS3s as a computer by installing another operating system, such as Linux” and says that in a recent firmware update, the company “removed the ability of consumers to utilize this feature.”
Some onlookers are happy to see this whole thing is still going ahead.