The PlayStation 3 firmware update will be happening today or tomorrow, folks. An upcoming Resistance 2 patch, set to allow gamers to log-in on multiple accounts, will launch alongside the firmware. Why? Because the current PlayStation 3 firmware cannot do this.
Insomniac’s James Stevenson confirmed this: “Resistance 2 is the first game to fully log-in two PSN accounts. LBP only logs you in locally, and does not register both accounts as online through PSN. This is a big difference, and what is required for split-screen online co-op with other folks.”
Finally, the knot that ties it all together: “And it was dependent on a Sony update, hence why it wasn’t in when the game shipped.”
The Resistance 2 patch will release on March 26th, so the PlayStation 3 firmwarer update would have to release today or tomorrow.