PS3 Update: Playstation 3 Firmware Update 3.21
I don’t know if this a good news for all Playstation 3 players out there as Sony announced a new firmware update 3.21 in its PS3 game consoles.
In an effort to eliminate rampant piracy among Playstation 3 games, the firmware 3.21 update announced by Sony will disable the OS installation function in PS3 game consoles.
Usually, when Sony announce a new firmware update in its Playstation console games, it is meant to add new features. However, with this new 3.21 firmware update, a lot of Playstation players are quite disappointed as they will now be forced to buy original PS3 games from Sony and its partners to be able to play them in their Playstation 3 consoles in case they update their Playstation 3 game consoles.
However, various Playstation 3 users who are currently using the “Other OS” feature of their PS3’s can opt not to upgrade their PS3 systems to the latest 3.21 firmware update. The drawback of that move is you cannot access the following features that are previously accessible:
– “Ability to sign in to PlayStation Network and use network features that require signing in to PlayStation Network, such as online features of PS3 games and chat.
– “Playback of PS3 software titles or Blu-ray Disc videos that require PS3 system software version 3.21 or later.”
– “Playback of copyright-protected videos that are stored on a media server (when DTCP-IP is enabled under Settings)”
– “Use of new features and improvements that are available on PS3 system software 3.21 or later.”
In addition, for those who are willing to update their PS3 systems to this latest 3.21 firmware which is around 100MB, they should back up first all data stored in their Playstation 3 hard drives as they can no longer access these after installation of the latest PS3 firmware 3.21 update.