More details on the 2.40 PS3 firmware

We all know by now that the 2.40 update for the PS3 is going to contain the highly-anticipated XMB feature. However, sending messages without exiting your game can't be the only big thing included, right? Hit the jump for a rundown of features that will be accessible without leaving your game.

  • In-game XMB (a quick tap of the PS button brings it up)
  • View game-specific trophies
  • Time / date display
  • Send text messages to PSN users on your friends list
  • Access accessory settings, such as Bluetooth pairing and voice changer
  • View and manage downloads
  • Quits game directly from an icon under the "Game" section of the XMB
  • Search the web using the Google Search option under "Network" (similar to the latest PSP firmware)
  • Launch directly into another game from the one you're currently playing
  • Play music tracks stored on the HDD in games that support this feature
  • Access a new on-screen music player interface (when listening to your own tracks in supported titles)
  • Of course, we're still not exactly sure when this big update is going to drop. According to Sony it will be "very soon." We'll let you know once we have a solid confirmation of a date.

    [via Joystiq]