Following a delay shortly after its launch, Sony has released the redesigned PlayStation Store in Europe, as well as announcing details on the next PlayStation 3 firmware update.
The new PlayStation Store went live last week but had to be pulled due to reports of slow loading times, as well as adding funds to the service’s virtual wallet. Sony referred to the problems as “teething issues.” The redesign is expected to go live in North America in the coming days.
As for the forthcoming PlayStation 3 update version 4.30, it’ll allow users to view PlayStation Vita trophies directly from the console. In addition, Folding@Home will also be terminated.
“By the beginning of November, 2012, we will terminate the services available through the Life with PlayStation application,” Sony confirmed. “In conjunction with the termination, we will stop offering the Life with PlayStation application to new users with the 4.30 update.”
“This includes the conclusion of our participation with Stanford University’s Folding@home, a distributed computing project aimed at understanding protein folding, misfolding, and studying the causes of a variety of diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and cancers.”