From Software has just released their version 1.04 patch update and submitted their patch notes on Sony’s PlayStation blog. The changes make a lot of things work better and make things more convenient. These are changes that probably should have been implemented from the start but it’s good to see that they have been made. Most of these changes are self explanatory but I’ll give some insight on some most of the changes.
Evo 2013, the largest fighting game tournament, was this past weekend and just before the Super Street Fighter 4 AE top 8 Capcom revealed its debut trailer. The update will contain 5 new characters (4 returning and 1 brand new), 6 new stages and unannounced new modes and features. The update will be on disc for $39.00 and DLC for $14.99 as with Arcade Edition. The disc version will contain all of the DLC costumes and owners of Super who didn’t upgrade to Arcade Edition will only have to pay for Ultra upon release. Ultra Street Fighter 4 will release early 2014.
Yet another mandatory update to the PlayStation. This time it is Version 4.30. It makes PS Vita trophies appear on the PlayStation 3 and moves the Trophy Collection to the PlayStation Network section of the XMB. You can also change the view mode of trophies to offline and online mode. Offline mode is the same as you would see trophies normally. Online mode views trophies similarly as when you compare trophies with a friend showing your progress as well.
To anyone who doesn’t have a Vita doesn’t benefit what so ever. So thank you for the mandatory update Sony. I don’t know why this couldn’t have been added with Version 4.25, neither are urgent or major updates. I’m also not sure why it had to move the Trophy Collection in the XMB. It’s like moving your bed in your room. You know it’s still there and still does a good job at being a bed but it’s just weird.
For those attempting to go online on the PS3 today will find that there is a mandatory version update for the system. Version 4.25 gives Playstation Plus users 1 GB of of cloud storage for their save files. Prior to the update you only had 150 MB of storage. Out of curiosity I did a mass back up of all of my save data discovering that there was about 484 MB on my PS3, three times larger than the previous storage space allotted. So yes additional space is a welcome. Again this is only available to PS Plus users who also gain the benefits of free games/themes/avatars, discounts and the occasional early access to content like betas.