Sony has just released PS3 firmware 3.60 which is now available for download via PlayStation 3 console’s software update. The latest firmware update brings the ability to boot your game saves into the cloud storage letting you access them from any PS3 console, anywhere in the world. The feature is however limited to PlayStation Plus subscribers which costs $50 a year. As an added plus, the new update lets you set the time you want your PS3 to wait before it shuts down your DualShock and Sixaxis wireless controllers.

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Sony’s official statement via playstation blog:

Hey everyone – We’ve got an exciting new feature coming exclusively to PlayStation Plus subscribers. Included in the system software update (v3.60) coming tomorrow to PS3, PlayStation Network’s new online storage for game saves feature gives PlayStation Plus subscribers the capability to back up game save data to the cloud. Online storage for game saves is a great way for PlayStation Plus subscribers to ensure that their data files are secure and also for users who wish to access their files from other PS3 systems.

Download PS3 Firmware Update v3.60

Now the usual questions are, can we jailbreak PS3 firmware 3.60? The answer is NOT YET! Is this a mandatory update? The answer is NO! If you want to enjoy all the homebrew fun on your PS3 and retain the ability to jailbreak, DO NOT UPDATE! There was no jailbreak solution for 3.56 firmware and neither there is one for 3.60. Only this time, it will take a little longer for spoofers and hackers to breakthrough as confirmed by custom firmware developer KaKaRoToKS in his recent tweets:

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Well, there you have your answer. Bottom line, if you’re running PS3 firmware 3.55 or below, just don’t update if you want to install custom 3.55 firmwares such as the one released yesterday from PS3ITA team which even lets you access PSN without setting up any servers on a computer or some DNS trick!