PS3 Firmware Update 3.21: Bye Bye Linux
It was rumored not to long ago that in the next firmware update Sony would have the “Other OS” feature removed from older PS3’s. Today it has been confirmed by Patrick Seybold the Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media. The update will be released this coming Thursday and according to Sony it’s due to security reasons. This also doesn’t seem like much of an option. If you refuse to pull the latest firmware update you will be unable to do the following:
- Ability to sign in to PlayStation Network and use network features that require signing in to PlayStation Network, such as online features of PS3 games and chat
- Playback of PS3 software titles or Blu-ray Disc videos that require PS3 system software version 3.21 or later
- Playback of copyright-protected videos that are stored on a media server (when DTCP-IP is enabled under Settings)
- Use of new features and improvements that are available on PS3 system software 3.21 or later
What are your thoughts?