PlayStation Classic Already Being Hacked To Run More Games
Mike Sanders / 2 years ago
PlayStation Classic Already Being Hacked
You may recall that when both the NES and SNES classic launched, while most people were happy with the games they included, it was also felt that several key important titles were missing. As such, it was hardly surprising to hear that people had begun ‘cracking’ the systems to allow more games to be played. This was particularly so on the NES classic which was found to have a hard drive capacity far in excess of the 20 games included.
With the release of the PlayStation Classic, this has also fallen in for similar criticism, except perhaps a little more terse. Many would argue, for example, that the miniature console only has around 7-8 games actually worth playing. In a report via The Verge, however, it seems that the community has finally starting finding ways to get more games playable on it.
Sony May Secretly Have Supported This
In the report it has been found that the device, on the whole, doesn’t have much security. This isn’t uncommon for a device that isn’t designed to run online. What has surprised the cracking community, however, is that after removing (dumping) the files on the system to an external hard drive, the sensitive aspects are not particularly well encrypted. In addition, it has also been found that the actual ‘key’ for breaking the encryption is included in this data!
It almost sounds like Sony knew this would happen and decided to offer only minimal resistance.
Can I Crack My PlayStation Classic?
The short answer is yes. For example, in the video below Yifan Lu has been able to successfully run Crash Bandicoot (a game not provided on the system) via a USB stick. There are a number of other methods to achieve this but the best we will suggest is for you to Google it. When doing this, there is a real possibility of bricking the system completely. As such, we’d rather you make all the effort yourself in that regard. No offence.
Either way though, it seems that not only is it entirely possible, it’s perhaps probable that Sony may have turned a blind-eye to a reality here of these mini-emulation consoles.
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