Sony has announced via blog post that PS3 System Update 4.30 will be arriving Tuesday October 23rd.
The 4.30 system to update include several changes, with the major one being how Playstation Trophies are displayed on the Playstation 3. The Trophies section will now be under the Playstation Network bar on the XMB and will also include PS Vita trophies. You will also be able to view your Trophy level and progress in a specific game.
Sony also announced that they’ll be closing down Folding@Home and Life with Playstation applications start November 2012 or when users update to 4.30.
The PS3 system was a game changer for Folding@home, as it opened the door for new methods and new processors, eventually also leading to the use of GPUs. We have had numerous successes in recent years. Specifically, in a paper just published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, we report on tests of predictions from earlier Folding@home simulations, and how these predictions have led to a new strategy to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The next steps, now underway at Stanford, are to take this lead compound and help push it towards a viable drug. It’s too early to report on our preliminary results there, but I’m very excited that the directions set out in this paper do appear to be bearing fruit in terms of a viable drug (not just a drug candidate).
Sony has also made the new Playstation Store available across Europe.