VG247 heard Sony is planning to release firmware 3.0 for the PlayStation 3 before Christmas, this upgrade will be a major overhaul for the console. The site claims the new firmware will add a reputation system, support for downloading patches in the background, simultaneous HDMI and digital optical outputting and a lot more.
The before-rumoured reputation system will be included. We were told that, “A reputation system in which users will be able to evaluate each other will be provided for… game applications.
“There will be a new API available to so the user can… allow users and also obtain users’ reputation.”
A “grief reporting system” will be included in the update, allowing gamers to take screens of offensive players and submit them to Sony. Apparently this is going to be similar to the LBP system, and is likely to include a text input.