Sony has announced that tomorrow they will be releasing a new system software update (v4.20) for PS3 which will include a few minor updates in order to strengthen functionality and improve your overall experience. So here’s my problem with this, it seems that all Sony does now is release a bunch of minor point updates that either add no noticeable functionality or minor updates that don’t have any major impact.
I have said this once and I will say it again, when will we finally get another BIG system update from Sony? Perhaps we are doomed to a bunch of small updates that iteratively improve the system but nothing that really takes the platform forward in any big way. I mean the multiple copy/delete feature is nice and sorely needed but nowhere near major.
System software update (v4.10) added a feature that enabled you to hear your own voice through the Wireless Stereo Headset when playing multiplayer modes. This type of audio feedback is known as “sidetone.” Based on your comments, system software update (v4.20) will improve sidetone audio performance by giving you the option to select one out of five levels for microphone audio, or turn the feature off completely. For those of you who use the Wireless Stereo Headset to watch Blu-ray or DVD movies on your PS3, this system software update will also enable virtual surround sound functionality, giving you a superior audio experience.
This update will also allow you to set the amount of time that the system will wait before turning itself off automatically for [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and for [Game/Other Features]. Additionally, saved data management has been improved. You will now be able to select multiple saved data items and delete or copy them as a group.
Update: Though no official word from Sony, we are getting multiple reports that update 4.20 is in fact already rolling out and available for download in multiple regions.