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Firmware 3.10 preview; Facebook, photos, and friends

Submitted by on Tuesday, 17 November 20097 Comments

PS3 FacebookIt was confirmed a while ago that Facebook would indeed be making its way into the XMB via the next firmware update and now we have the video to prove it.

The preview given by the folks over on the PlayStation.Blog showcases some of the things you can do with Facebook from your PS3 as well as some tweaks to your photo album and more importantly, your friends list.

You will be able to post updates on Trophies you acquire and game purchases you make via the PSN Store. In addition, there will be future support for game specific achievements that are up to the discretion of the developers, much like how Naughty Dog implemented Twitter capabilities for Uncharted 2.

Aside from adding Facebook, Firmware 3.10 will have an improved photo albums that arranges all your photos in a grid-like pattern rather than the current column of pictures. From the looks of it, it’s much cleaner and sharper, especially for those of you who have a ton of pictures.

Lastly, one major complaint from everyone was the layout of the friends list and how it was a step backward in Firmware 3.0. Hopefully that will be a thing of the past as the new design features box outlines for only the highlighted friend as well as color preference. Hooray!