PS3 Firmware 3.21 Update Coming April 1

Posted by Evolve on August 9, 2011 at 6:35 PM | Views: 3029 | Source | In: PS3 News

Today, Sony has just announced that after a good few months of no updates, they will be releasing 3.21 this Thursday, April 1st.

The only change in this firmware is that they are removing the "Other OS" feature, a feature used to install your favourite linux distro on your original PS3.

The change has been made for "security reasons".

Consumers and organizations that currently use the “Other OS” feature can choose not to upgrade their PS3 systems, although the following features will no longer be available;

+ Ability to sign in to PlayStation Network and use network features that require signing in to PlayStation Network, such as online features of PS3 games and chat

+ Playback of PS3 software titles or Blu-ray Disc videos that require PS3 system software version 3.21 or later

+ Playback of copyright-protected videos that are stored on a media server (when DTCP-IP is enabled under Settings)

+ Use of new features and improvements that are available on PS3 system software 3.21 or later

Hopefully they will add features to this update, instead of just removing a feature.

April fools anybody?