PS3 3.70 firmware update puts save games in the cloud

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PlayStation Plus subscribers on Sony’s PlayStation 3 console get perhaps the best justification yet for their shelling out for Sony’s premium online service with the new 3.70 firmware update; cloud-based game saves.

Rolling out to all users soon, 3.70 will save PlayStation Plus member’s game saves to the cloud, meaning that you’ll be able to access all your game progress from any console, just by logging into the PlayStation network.

It’s not the only addition brought with the 3.70 update. Trophies will now auto-sync, you can send linked recommendations to your favourite PSN content to pals, as well as a shift around in the Xross Media Bar UI that adds a TV/Video Services label (presumably popping BBC iPlayer and ITV VOD players there in the UK, and Vudu and Hulu there in the States).

Blu-ray playback also gets added support, with the addition of Java 3D support and DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HR decoding/bit stream output support for 3D flicks.

Expect to see the update roll out in the coming days, alongside a minor PSP update too.

Gerald Lynch