You know that 2.43 firmware that dropped just now? The one that Sony even told us wasn’t real flash hot – well apparently there was a little undocumented feature hidden away.
Installing the update will unlock access to an update for Folding@Home. An update that adds Life with Playstation to your xmb. So what exactly is Life with Playstation – think the Wii Weather and News channels, with F@H running in the background.
Sony have been a bit sneaky…
Unlike previous updates, firmware v2.43 is specific to the Japan region, and only PS3 users there will be required to
install the update. PS3 users in all other regions will not be prompted to download v2.43.
Users outside of Japan do not need to perform this update if your PS3 system software is on version v2.41 or later.
So there you go, I guess we’re just lucky they didn’t sneak in a Rick Roll.
Update: Looks like this was a little mistake from Sony,
while testing the application, Life with PlayStation was available for download temporarily, by mistake.
Update: It’s now actually live. Read more here.