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Wednesday April 18, 2007 9:11 pm

PS3 Firmware 1.70 Adds Rumble For PS1, PS2 Games

PS3 Sony has made a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3 available, version 1.70. While not as huge as the previous 1.60 update, it looks like there are some decent improvements included. According to posts on the official Sony forums, the update includes the following:

  • You can now download PlayStation® format software from PLAYSTATION®Store, and play it on the PS3™ system.
  • You can now use saved data for PlayStation® format software on the PSP™ system.
  • You can now use the vibration function of accessories that are for use with PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 format software.

Sony’s settlement with Immersion seems to be paying off again, with gamers getting rumble back in their older games, assuming they have a way to connect their old dual shock controllers to the PS3. It also looks like the promised feature to allow downloadable PS1 games on the PS3 will be coming soon – users in the forums are reporting that existing titles don’t have this ability, but common PS3/PSP classic downloads should be available in the next few days. As an added bonus, game saves should also be compatible between the two, meaning that gamers can play downloaded titles on the road and when they get back home, they can upload their save to the PS3 and continue playing.

Read More | Playstation.com

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