February 13, 2007
PS3 Upgrade to Allow Background Downloading
Phil Harrison confirmed in an interview with Game Informer that the next PlayStation 3 update 1.6 will allow gamers to download content from the PlayStation Store while having the option to play video games at the same time.
Game Informer: You mentioned today, background downloads. Will that be part of it, and what are some of the other things that you have planned for that?
Harrison: The only thing I can talk about is that background downloading will be part of the 1.6 upgrade. There’s a bunch of other stuff, but Kawanishi-san would kill me if I was to reveal all of the details.
The upgrade should be available sometime in March.