PS3 Firmware Update 4.83 Released; What Does It Do?

Sony has released a new firmware update for the PS3 today, which brings more stability to the already stable system. What exactly has changed in this new update?

It is still too early to reach a conclusion regarding what is accomplished by this update, but Sony also announced that PSN Name Change will go into a Beta later this year, which might be related to this firmware update that could be in preparation for the name change.

This is entirely a speculation for now but this update is likely going to curb any attempt to use a pirated PlayStation 3 online since Sony has done it in the past as well. Another theory suggests that this update is related to the Blu-ray AACS keys, which was the case with the last couple of firmware updates.

As for what the firmware actually does, Sony is unlikely to offer any official details on it, so we will have to wait for users to test out the firmware to determine the changes. It does temporarily set back the hacking community who now have to look into getting a hacked firmware up and running on the latest system software update.

Let us know if you have noticed any changes after installing this new firmware update in the comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

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