V2.70 out now – details inside

The next time you boot up your PlayStation 3 you will be asked to download version 2.70. But what new features can I expect? Find out below.

Misc.

•You can now perform text chat with people who are on you Friends list. You can chat with them while you are playing a game.
•To use this feature, go to [Friends] > [Start New Chat], and then select [Text Chat].
•Using the Internet you can now easily search for the latest information about the games you own. To use this feature select the icon for the game, and then select [Internet Search] from the options menu.
•You can now copy and paste text.
•You can copy test from the Internet browser and past it into the text entry field of the on-screen keyboard to make it easier to enter text.
•You can now set an option to reduce the difference in the volume level between track to help avoid sudden, loud output.
•You can set this option in [Settings] > [Music Settings] > [Dynamic Normalizer].

Friends list on the XMB (XrossMediaBar)

•Sort your friends via their online status
•Attach larger files to the messages you send to your friends (file size will increase from 1MB to 3MB)

Video delivery service on PlayStation Store

•Video files you’ve purchased from the PlayStation Store can be backed up to an external storage device and then restored to PS3’s internal hard drive for playback – so you can clear up space on your hard drive and then restore the video anytime in the future
•Videos you’ve purchased for PSP (PlayStation Portable) system can now be transferred to PS3 for playback

Also check out this video which gives you a better insight into what to expect:

So it’s out today! Go and download it then let us know what you think, and what features you would like to see included in future versionsby leaving a comment below!

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