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Red Dead Redemption Requires PS3 Firmware 3.21 or Higher


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223w 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.

However, according to several Forum members (including blood911, Chivafighter and IanJ) it may actually require up to PS3 Firmware 3.30 depending on your region.

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!

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tjay17's Avatar
#43 - tjay17 - 222w ago
How is this game? Is it good? How is multiplayer?

TonyFlakes's Avatar
#42 - TonyFlakes - 222w ago
LOL I didn't know this... now I know !!!

but wait... also PS3 won't play XBOX 360 titles and don't want to go to XBOX LIVE maybe they hates each others
PS3 won't... But Superior Master Race a.k.a PC will. and better.

All good Xbox 360 "exclusives" are for PC to... This gen is all about Master Race PC + PS3. best combo.

xrayglasses's Avatar
#41 - xrayglasses - 223w ago
Well - it all depends on the way the (first) CFW would be installed on "virgin" PS3 (aka one with no CFW so far). So far it seems the access to OtherOS (e.g. pre-3.21 FW) might be the only way. It's indeed possible that down the line another way could be found but (similarly as with PSP in the past) the higher with OFW you'll go on your PS3 the lower chances are that you'll be able to install CFW or at least much longer you'd need to wait for exploit to be found.
updates also change other chip firmware and their driver interfaces occasionally.

Also one thing that has never been done is scanning for memory corruption vulnerabilities in dumped firmware. It can be done even with Python like has already been done for x86 and older PPC.

On closing, I feel the frustration of people who actually make an effort when they complain about the reality of the PS3. 'If you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem'

laggmaster's Avatar
#40 - laggmaster - 223w ago
Shiggy why should someone wanna play xbox360 titles? the only exclusive title is Halo. so wayne. =/

ever good game gets released for both consoles.. and if the ps3 would be hacked already, nobody would buy a xbox360 anymore.
face the truth.
umm untrue i wish Left 4 Dead 1/2 was on the ps3... 36BOX/PC exclusive... but nobody has Crysis... even though Crytech is working on cryengine3 specifically for the ps3 which means we gettin Crysis2...

Warrorar's Avatar
#39 - Warrorar - 223w ago
Shiggy why should someone wanna play xbox360 titles? the only exclusive title is Halo. so wayne. =/

ever good game gets released for both consoles.. and if the ps3 would be hacked already, nobody would buy a xbox360 anymore.
face the truth.

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