Sony is firing their legal guns to all directions. Now they are aggressively pursuing the hackers that cracked the PlayStation 3 copy protection. According to the source PS3 firmware version 1.10 and 1.11 have been cracked, forcing the console to boot copies of games. However, booting is not enough yet – hackers have not been able succesfully play the copied games.
As reported by CVG.com, hackers have cracked PS3 firmware versions 1.10 and 1.11 – thereby forcing the console to boot illegal copies of games.
Booting games and playing them are two different things, however; so far, hackers have not been able to get any of the copied games to run, nor have they been able to run homebrew software.
Every hardware launch brings with it a race for hackers to defeat the system’s protections, whether for the technological challenge, to run copied software, or to allow for homebrew games.
Despite Sony’s attempts to prevent its emergence, the PSP has a strong homebrew community – and hackers are doubtless hoping to establish a similar base for PS3.