Sony’s alternative to the Xbox360’s lauded achievements is set to come online in the v2.40 firmware update. Details are a little thin on the ground presently, but it’s likely these will follow a similar vain to Microsoft’s offering, by rewarding the player for in-game heroic feats.
When Home eventually arrives, PSN users will be able to display their hard earn trophies in 3D virtual display cabinets, in virtual houses, to virtual friends; though these are reportedly different to the 2D variety that are due to make an appearance shortly.
At a yet to be announced release date, the new firmware will also deliver an in game XBM, a feature that’s been high on user’s request lists since the machine first launched.
In the interim, a v2.36 firmware update is due which addresses some system stability issues.