Here’s something we haven’t seen in a long time, a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3! A new PS3 system software update will be released tomorrow bringing the version number all the way up to 4.30. Here are the details.

The big feature for the new update is what a lot of people have been asking for: PS Vita trophies on the PS3!

“Next Tuesday, October 23rd, we will be releasing a new system software update for PlayStation 3 (version 4.30). With this update we have made several changes to how Trophies are displayed on your PlayStation 3. The Trophy Collection will now reside under PlayStation Network on the XMB. Trophies that you have earned playing PlayStation Vita games are now displayed on your PlayStation 3. You will also be able to see your Trophy level and progress towards the next level while viewing your trophy collection.”

The next big thing is actually the removal of a long-standing service on PS3, Life With PlayStation.

“By the beginning of November 2012, we will retire the services available through the Life with PlayStation application. In conjunction with its retirement, we will stop offering the Life with PlayStation application to new users with the 4.30 update. This includes the conclusion of our participation with Stanford University’s [email protected], a distributed computing project aimed at understanding protein folding, misfolding and studying the causes of a variety of diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s as well as various cancers.”

I’m sure not many people will miss this app but, it sure is sad that all those PS3’s will stop helping with the [email protected] project but, they must have helped a great deal in the years that they were active in the project.

PlayStation 3 System Software update 4.30 will be available for download Tuesday, October 23rd.


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