Sony today released a new firmware update for its PlayStation 3 system, adding support for 3D Blu-ray movie playback as well as additional in-game Facebook integration and online abuse reporting abilities.
As Sony announced last week at the Tokyo Game Show
, today's release of firmware update 3.50 allows PS3 owners with 3D televisions and an HDMI connection to play movies released in the 3D Blu-ray format.
A Screen Digest
report predicts only ten such 3D Blu-ray titles will be available this holiday season, with many obtainable only through bundles with other 3D Blu-ray players and TVs.
The latest firmware update also builds on the Facebook features Sony introduced to the PS3 last November
by letting specially-coded games access public information like user names, profiles, photos and friends lists directly from Facebook.
Finally, the new firmware includes a "Grief Reporting Function" that lets users report inappropriate messages to Sony directly from the XrossMediaBar.