No surprise here.
Well the PS3 homebrew scene today has a major blow, news from ps3hax
Sony has blocked BD-J homebrew support on the newest 2.50 PS3 firmware update. We believe that it was blocked due to the releases of BD-J emulators (thus why it was not blocked in past few firmware updates).
Definetly bad news for those who ran BD-J homebrew on PS3.
The BD-J homebrew scene on PS3 wasnt much to shout about but Sony have at the moment it seems scuppered us
No surprise here.
Well the AVCHD folder still appears, so hopefully sum1 might find another way around it (awaiting that day to hear ps3 fully hacked) "sigh" god damnit sony like to use a condom lol
I didn't think that they'd do this this as it has limited reach within the system; however, I wish I'd waited before upgrading my PS3 this morning (they state that the upgrade is un-reverseable)
I wonder if someone will find a way to add a homebrew channel to "PlayStation Live"... (replacement/upgrade to Folding@Home)
That's genuinely weird. There was no way BD-J homebrew, with its technical limitations, could threaten commercial game revenue. If anything, it would be a selling point for the console, that some simpler games could be downloaded and played for free.
I can only think of two reasons for this. First, perhaps they really didn't like the idea of any opportunity for games they didn't control. Some of their PSN games are pretty cheap - $3 or so. Free BD-J games could conceivably be a threat there, I suppose. Or maybe it's just paranoia that someone would make a pornographic game or something.
Second, perhaps they were worried that some hole would be found in BD-J that would allow more advanced control over the console. Hard to imagine what that might be, that they couldn't just close with a firmware upgrade while leaving basic BD-J intact, but I suppose it's possible.
In any case, it seems almost petulantly churlish to close it off...
NES emulation is most likely reason to block it.
Or it was actually possible that a more dangerous exploit existed.
Only one person was supporting BD-J PS3 development so it doesn't have a huge impact
I've haven't yet updated my PS3's firmware, so for me it's not too late to try out some BD-J homebrew, see what that is like. Another way might be found later though, so it may just make a comeback.
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