So we have been contacted by many people in the last week asking why we are not supporting the PS4 jailbreak that has been released. Well the reasons for this are two fold. First this is a mainly PS3 centric site and we feel starting to cover too much PS4 scene stuff will clutter the site and make it disorganized. the second reason is that the current PS4 jailbreak does not enable homebrew it is nothing more than a way to run backups on a PlayStation 4. There backups can be transparently run from USB and work fine online (at the moment) so the only real benefit is to the pirates out there.
The latest jailbreak method for the PS4 is based on the original Orbis hack that circulated late last year. This has now been updated for 1.60 firmware once again returning the ability to play your backups online. Amongst other problems with this release is how easy it has become to cheat in the online gaming environment which is where all the trouble begins.
For many PS4 owners their consoles are still in their first year of life and as such still covered by the manufacturers guarantee. This combined with the recent warnings coming from the Sony camp regarding trying to hack their latest console should be enough to discourage all but the bravest of owners from hacking their Playstation 4’s.
For that reason we will not publicly publish the download links for the PS4 Jailbreak and instead these downloads are only available to registered members in the private download area.
But what of the future of our beloved PS3’s now that the successor has been jailbroken in much the same way… The next generation of video games consoles is here and the Playstation 4 and Xbox One have both been out for a couple of months now. But now that Sony has their shiny new Playstation 4 in stores one question that some gamers are asking themselves is what does this mean for the Playstation 3?
Well the good news is that Sony are by far the best when it comes to supporting their previous console hardware when they have a newer model on the market. It’s fair to say that at the very least we can expect another 12 months at the very least of solid support from Sony with the Playstation 3 before they really do shift all their focus onto the Playstation 4. Sony did this when the Playstation 1 shifted to the Playstation2 and then from the Playstation 2 to the Playstation 3. So if you are a late Playstation3 adopter then you really do not have anything to worry about.
One thing that is great still about the Playstation 3 is the Playstation Plus program. If you have both a Playstation 3 and 4 then you still at the very least are getting a couple of Playstation 3 games included in your subscription to check out each month.
While without a shadow of a doubt the Playstation 4 is the future for at least the next eight years or so. The Playstation 3 still has a few hit games left in it before it bows out. The Playstation 3 still have a phenomenal library of exclusives such as the God Of War series, Uncharted, Last Of Us, Infamous, Ratchet & Clank and many many more great games to keep you happy.
So for those of use who are sticking with out PS3’s for the time being this in not the end but more a time of maturing for the console. Expect to see a lot more homebrew releases soon from the major groups as well as many more new games.
The PS4 scene has a long way to go before it reaches the level we now see and until a jailbreak method that fully allows homebrew for the PS4 is released the scene is built on piracy and that is not a situation that will be allowed to continue…especially with such a new system.
See the members section for more PS4 jailbreak details.
Update: This method now obsolete. See Latest PS4 Jailbreak exploit details