Rumor: New firmware to allow background download for game patches
Let’s face it – it can be pretty annoying when you fire your game up and it says you have to download a patch before you can proceed. A lot of patches aren’t exactly quick downloads, especially if you’re itching to go on and play whatever it is you’re hooked on. Good news. Sony might be working on that little inconvenience by letting you download the patch in the background while you go and play.
Unlike the usual downloadable media or game content, you don’t have the option of background downloading for patches. You’re forced to wait it out until it’s done updating. TheSixthAxis reports off the record that they’ve got word that this will change via a future firmware update. That means that when a patch comes up, you can download it right away while maintaining use of your PS3.
Of course, Sony won’t be commenting on this rumor. But we would, won’t we?