Sony has confirmed that their latest firmware update for the PS3, arriving late March, will include BD-LIVE. This system will let users 'interactive' with movies by giving them access to "a variety of downloadable content, including bonus scenes, shorts, trailers, subtitles, ringtones that can be sent to mobile phones, images, and more."
They say the firmware update also "enhances PS3’s relationship with PSP." It's nice to know the Sony siblings get along so well.
“With the ability to take full advantage of interactive features, such as downloadable video content, ringtones, games, and more, BD-LIVE promises to offer PS3 users the ultimate interactive film experience,” said the press release. “In addition to BD-LIVE, the system software update will enable photo and music playlists on a PS3 to be copied to a PSP, as well as other new features.
Still no in-game messaging though, this seems to be a major need or even demand for PS3 gamers.
"In addition to BD-LIVE, system software update v.2.20 enhances PS3’s relationship with PSP, enabling users to copy their favourite music and photo playlists to their PSP and experience them on-the-go. This new functionality makes it easer than ever to share media content between the two systems."