by October 21, 2012 @ 9:26 pm
Sony’s announced that PS3 firmware 4.30 is due out on October 23 — two days from now — and will bring with it the oft-requested ability to view PS Vita trophies on the PS3. It’s puzzling as to why it took this long, but further integration of both platforms is of course welcomed news. Better late than never.
In addition, users will see their trophy level and progress displayed on the right side of the screen when scrolling through lists.
Firmware 4.30 will also see the removal of services associated with the Life with PlayStation application — this includes Folding@home, a Stanford University-backed distributed computing project aimed at disease research. To date, PS3 users alone have donated in total more than 100 million computation hours to the Folding@home project. The combined efforts have brought considerable progress in research on Alzheimer’s disease.