Sony has released a new firmware update for the aging PlayStation 3 today. The update, version 4.82, is available to download and install right now.
According to the official patch notes, the new update provides more stability. However, others have suggested that the update is a response to some technical exploits that are being used with the console and that the new update removes the exploits.
We can’t be certain as we are just humble desk jockeys, but we reckon the amount of people crying over on Twitter is a sign that the update does indeed ruin the exploit that some have used for nefarious purposes.
Weird that Sony is still even bothering to update the PS3, isn’t it? To be fair, Sony still sells a fair amount of the last-gen machines so it’s expected that it wants to protect its reputation.
Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)