Update: Firmware 4.20 is now live for download. Files available here.
It was revealed Monday morning that Sony Computer Entertainment will be releasing a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3 on Tuesday, June 26th.
The 4.20 firmware update will bring a number of fixes and new functions to PlayStation 3, including wireless stereo headset sidetone functionality, multiple save copy, and give users control of setting the amount of time until the system automatically turns off.
A user on NeoGAF has posted a detailed list of the planned features and fixes of firmware 4.20:
- When the wireless stereo headset (CECHYA-0080) is connected, you can now adjust the sidetone level for microphone audio. Select [Sidetone] under (Settings) > (Accessory Settings) > [Audio Device Settings].
For those of you who use the Wireless Stereo Headset to watch Blu-ray or DVD movies on your PS3, this system software update will also enable virtual surround sound functionality, giving you a superior audio experience.
--Off: Disable microphone audio from the headset
--1-5: Enable microphone audio from the headset
- You can now set the amount of time until the system automatically turns off. Under (Settings) > (Power Save Settings) > [System Auto-Off] you will be able amend the time for [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and for [Game/Other Features]:
Video/TV/Music/Photo - After 1 Hour, After 2 Hours, After 3 Hours, After 4 Hours, After 5 Hours, Off
Game/Other Features - After 1 Hour, After 2 Hours, After 3 Hours, After 4 Hours, After 5 Hours, Off
--o If you enabled [System Auto-Off] in system software prior to version 4.20, the selected time will be set for both [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and [Game/Other Features].
--o The default settings are [After 4 Hours] for [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and [After 1 Hour] for [Game/Other Features].
- Under (Games) > (Saved Data Utility (PS3™), you can now select multiple saved data items, and then either delete or copy them as a group.
--You cannot use [Copy Multiple] to select data that is copy-protected.
--Some saved data cannot be copied.
--The upper right corner of the screen displays:
the number of saved data items that are selected
the total number of saved data items
the total file size of the saved data items that are selected