Red Dead Redemption Requires PS3 Firmware 3.21 or Higher


204w 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.



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#18 - livpool - 204w ago
Somewhat along the lines of what Warrorar was saying, do the devs think OtherOS access is going to be required to install CFW down the line? I know nothing is known for sure, but I'd appreciate an informed guess.
my guess, initially the only way will be through OtherOS just like George was planning, but eventually we will be able to use it through some found exploit, which is possible because we have the dumps.. its just a matter of finding a good hole and being able to use it.

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#17 - TheSparky - 204w ago
Somewhat along the lines of what Warrorar was saying, do the devs think OtherOS access is going to be required to install CFW down the line? I know nothing is known for sure, but I'd appreciate an informed guess.

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#16 - Kiriller - 204w ago
^ Well that effing sucks, what's the deal with gta liberty city stories?

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#15 - PS3 News - 204w ago
This is what i don't get, at this day in age, some people still do not have internet or simply don't care about online play. So in order to even launch single player they need to connect their ps3 to the internet to update BEFORE you play this game? Someone give me some insight on this.
The required PS3 Firmware update needed to play is also included on the game disc itself, so Sony has that base covered at least...

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#14 - Kiriller - 204w ago
This is what i don't get, at this day in age, some people still do not have internet or simply don't care about online play. So in order to even launch single player they need to connect their ps3 to the internet to update BEFORE you play this game? Someone give me some insight on this.

I think my sisters ps3 is still 4-5 updates behind unless one of my cousins updated her console, rendering it useless vs reselling or me hacking

I'm still not updating mine, playing some GTA IV, shawn white snowboarding & now got my friends heavy rain

PS quick question - to play liberty city stories off cd, do i need to update or no? (offline play)













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