FW 1.6 will have background downloading | PS3Blog.net
This is something that I’ve always wanted. When I downloaded Tekken (over 800 MB) from the PlayStation Store, I just had to go off and do other things until it finished. But it looks like those days are over with the 1.6 firmware update.
Here is part of a interview that Game Informer had with Harrison from D.I.C.E. 07:
GI: …You mentioned today, background downloads. Will that be part of it, and what are some of the other things that you have planned for that?
Harrison: The only thing I can talk about is that background downloading will be part of the 1.6 upgrade. There’s a bunch of other stuff, but Kawanishi-san would kill me if I was to reveal all of the details.