In-game XMB confirmed and Home rumoured for Summer; the secret of firmware 2.4
In a recent interview with MCV, Ray Maquire of SCE UK was congratulating UK retailers on helping them sell 1m PS3 units faster than the PS2 did.
During the short interview however, he said:
“Our momentum will continue with the introduction of in-game communication in the summer, firmware update 2.4 and the strongest line-up of games through our third party partners and our own studios. I’d personally like to thank our trade and business partners for helping us on the start of the PS3 journey.”So the question is, why would Mr. Maguire make a special point of firmware v2.4? Surely this update will be an important one. He already said in-game XMB will come along, maybe to co-incide with the Summer release of Metal Gear Solid 4.
So will firmware 2.4 include a new, sparkly Home icon? It must be something important, or he wouldn't have mentioned it as a separate possible milestone in the yet-to-be-told story of the PS3 throughout 2008.
What do you think is included in firmware v2.4?