Rumor: Full list of updates for firmware 2.00 released?

One of the regular posters on the official PlayStation Boards recently posted a supposed leak of the full list of updates for the PlayStation 3 release of firmware 2.00. The poster has a pretty high-level of 'forum street cred,' having released information on previous firmware releases that turned out to be valid, but we're still a little skeptical. After the initial posting, she and SCEA edited her post to nothingness - but SCEA has allowed the quoted firmware update features to stay up in the replies. The source of the list was suppose to have come from a Sony Press Site which required credentials - info not there anymore. Unfortunately, no time frame given for release of the update, but it's implied that it's soon.

Major updates:
  • XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) is now accessible during gameplay. [No further information given.]
  • Wallpaper feature has been added.
  • Additional visualizations have been added. [Nice!]
A ton of little tweaks are also included, listed in the standard obtuse terminology Sony always uses for their firmware update lists. Hit the jump for the full rumored release of updates.

Thanks everybody that sent this in!

[Via Digg]

The PLAYSTATION®3 system software version 2.00 update includes the following:
  • Users
    • You can now password-protect user accounts.
  • Settings
    • [Dynamic Normalizer] has been added as an option under [Sound Settings].
    • [Energy Saver] has been added as an option.
    • [Equalizer] has been added as a feature under [Music Settings].
    • [Full] has been added as an option for [DVD Wide Display] under [BD / DVD Settings].
    • [Photo Settings] has been added as an option.
    • [PS / PS2 Settings] has been added as an option.
    • [RSS Channel Settings] has been added as an option.
    • [Sample Rate] has been added to [Audio CD Import] under [Music Settings].
    • [Screen Saver] has been expanded under [Display Settings].
    • The method of selecting an output resolution has been changed in [Video Output Settings] under [Display Settings].
    • [Theme Settings] has been added as an option.
    • [Zero Unused Disk Space] has been added as an option under [System Settings] > [Format Utility].
  • Photo
    • Additional slideshows have been added.
    • [Photo Effects] have been added as a feature.
    • Wallpaper feature has been added.
    • [Zoom] has been added as a feature.
  • Music
    • Additional visualizations have been added.
    • CD information can now be entered.
    • Three-speed fast forward and fast reverse has been added as a feature.
  • Video
    • Files can now be played sequentially.
    • Three-speed fast forward and fast reverse has been added as a feature.
    • You can now select [Zoom] under [Screen Mode] when playing video files saved on the hard disk or storage media.*.
      *An appropriate USB adapter (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.
  • Game
    • Support for PLAYSTATION®3 format software titles has been expanded.
    • XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) is now accessible during gameplay.
  • Network
    • [RSS Channel] has been added as a feature.
  • Friends
    • You can now have multiple chat sessions.
    • You can now select an image to use as your Avatar from [Photo].
  • Other
    • Date & Time is now shown when the PS button is pressed.
    • File sorting has been changed.
    • [Help] has been added as a feature.
    • Playability status with the PS3™ system has changed for some PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 format titles.
      To check on the latest status, visit the search site for compatible titles.
    • [Secure Delete] has been added as an option.
    • Some PLAYSTATION®Network features have been revised.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.