185w ago - This weekend TheSixthAxis.com (linked above) reports that Red Dead Redemption (released on May 18 in North America and May 21 in Europe) requires updating your PlayStation 3 entertainment system to PS3 Firmware 3.21 or higher, which also removes the OtherOS functionality along with the ability to use the PS3 Exploit and likely PS3 Custom Firmware.
Additionally, IanJ also reports that ModNation Racers requires PS3 Firmware 3.21 to play it on Sony's PlayStation 3.
To quote from TSA: "Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption not only requires that particular system software to run, but handily includes it on the disk for easy installation, too.
Chances are there have been other games out since April 1st that required the OtherOS removing firmware update, but Redemption is likely to be one of the higher profile titles to do, and as far as we know this isn't stated on the box at all so consider this a notice if you're still to pick up the game."
The decision is now left to the end users: Update your PS3 console to the latest Firmware to play new titles and game online, or hold out for GeoHot to release his PS3 Custom Firmware with hopes that more PS3 hacks are discovered and new PS3 exploits surface to further unlock the PlayStation 3.
Of course, for those who can afford it, there is another option... simply buy a second PS3 and update it to the latest PlayStation 3 Firmware version while keeping your pre-3.21 FW machine with OtherOS in the closet until it can be put to good use.
Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter and be sure to drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene updates and homebrew releases!
I went and bought this game without searching for this issue, and was a little mad when I couldn't play at all. I wanted to exchange it for a 360 version, but gave in the next day and formatted and updated the ps3 since I didn't really have the money to blow on another console.
It was a worthwhile thing to do for me, the game is great, and i only used otheros to rip blurays. I plan on ordering a bluray drive to keep my bluray rip collection growing.
Easy way to check all the ratings from most/all the reviewers on the web is to search on wikipedia - at the bottom of the articles are the ratings. This game has received most or perhaps all of its ratings in the top 90's ... I can't wait for my copy - it is on my wishlist for my birthday on the 3rd June. hope my fiance's brother sees this post to remind her of my preference on the list ... hold thumbs!!