Overnight Sony – as we thought they might – pushed out the latest PlayStation 3 firmware. Switch on your console and you’ll be prompted to update to version 4.25.
The main advertised feature is an increase in the cloud storage limits – it’s now up at a much healthier gigabyte – but there’s always a few extra changes hidden away with these updates.
In this case, though, any changes really are hidden, or at least currently locked away.
There’s been a couple of things that we’ve wanted to see in the pipeline that might well be contained in 4.25, though. The first is a web store for the PS3, much like the Xbox 360 has, so that users can queue and make purchases via a browser, to be pushed through to the console.
The other is the apparently automatic (and OS-level) cross-buy system, which would allow users to buy software on one platform and have the other (PS3, Vita) automatically grab the relevant alternate version. We’d also love to be able to see what our Vita buddies are playing from our PS3s.
Or, of course, it might just be upping that cloud storage.