PlayStation 4 (PS4)

News Coverage of the PS4

If you go back to the very first article ever posted on psx-place you will seen developer bigboss (aka psxdev) released details & information on reverse engineering of the PS4 EyE Toy. Now, The developer has released today Part 1: of Reversing PlayStation VR Device We know bigboss from various research on PlayStation Hardware, The PS4 EyE Toy, PS Move Controllers among others, but not the developer has set his sights on the PlayStatiion VR (PSVR), so reverse engineering of the Processor Unit that communicates to the PS4 is the target of discussion in Part 1. bigboss motivation and end goal with this research is having the ability to use the PSVR on other platforms.
We have seen alot of progress with PS4 development lately in the form of backing up some games & even some simple POC that showcases a simple PoC of homebrew abilities., but honestly I am not very excited about it yet. While the exploits/development are progressing well, they are restricted to a low firmware of 1.76 which I am sure most of you are on a firmware that is much higher. We have no downgrade solutions for the PS4 and even if we did, its still a v1.76 firmware and many of the PS4 features are not contained in those early firmwares. You are restricted to a very limited number of PS4 Games that the console can even play, as many games ( a large majority ) are signed with a firmware higher then 1.76. Meaning that they can not be played on a console with a 1.76 based FW, So this takes alot of the appeal the PS4 gives a user in the first place, but can that trade-off be justified in the form of receiving new features an exploited firmware can give?
A new plugin has surfaced today as developer nowrep has released PS4LinkControls and with this new plugin you now have the ability to choose 8 different keymaps for a button configuration to your liking. A small but effective idea to improve controls for the Remote Play feature within the Vita Firmware. Full release note are included below
So you wanted to use the PS4 Remote Play feature on your local network but learned you must have an Internet Connection? Well MysteryDash has the solution to use Remote Play Offline with the release you can as the dev puts it "enjoy playing on your PS4 from your computer (WLAN/Ad-hoc) without the need of an Internet connection". Learn more about this project and how to use with the provided nformation​
Things are starting to get a bit interesting in the PlayStation 4 Hacking Scene, as well known hacker qwertyoruiop a couple of days ago released a webkit exploit for 4.0x firmware (non 4.50), however this exploit needs a kexploit (kernel exploit) on the same level as something like 1.76 firmware and did not work in 4.50. So the hacker has been working on a kernel exploit as well and in 5 days the developer has not only a kernel exploit but one that works for 4.50 but with 4.50 we do not have an entry point to execute the kernel exploit, which is where the webkit exploit comes in. So 4.50 user's appear has some strong hope , .​
For those who don't know, PlayStation Now will now support PS4 game streaming. PlayStation Now as we already know supports streaming hundreds of PS3 games to your PS4 or PC. For 2017 PlayStation Now is now expanding to one of the newest platforms, PS4. All of the games in this service even PS4 games will be included with a single PlayStation Now subscription. In a few weeks Sony will be doing private tests with PS4 games on PlayStation Now. If you are an active PlayStation Now subscriber keep a close eye on your email inbox (the email you use for PlayStation Now) as you might get an invite!
Well this is nothing new but is very sad and well i figure I needed to speak on it a bit, since i get this questions about these type of claims often,, Scene sites are promoting FAKE NEWS left and right., It really should tell the user who is the creditable news sources in this scene and who is not. Why is not reporting the latest PS4 "progress" about 4.50 PS4 LINUX that has spewed out these fake news sites mainpage? Well, the simple answer is WE DO NOT REPORT FAKE NEWS, so that would be the main reason as there is no legitimacy to the claims of a PS4 4.50 Linux Hack. There is not much news for the end user on PS4 hacking,most of things stay private until they are ready or the time is right . Did you know about other groundbreaking exploits in advance or did they just appear?​
The big update (v4.50) from Sony is now Live on your PlayStation 4 Console after graduating from the closed beta stage the past weeks. This update brings some nice new features for user's and one that make sense for everyone with allowing External HDDs to store your game content & media. Why Sony pushes small HDDs on the consoles and then relys heavily on digital downloads these days were always a mystery to me, user's are often left with little spare space which has no doubt affect many of our purchases and decisions to purchase a game at times, now with expanded space and with external HDD options that will give us all a bit more flexibility and i would expect some additional game sales for Sony as well resulting from this new inclusions to 4.50 OFW.. Maybe one day Sony can take a page from many of the devs and allow us to stream our games from our local networks, Until then checkout the vast amount of changes that Sony has detailed in recent days
With 1.76 having all the hacks recently buying a console on 1.76 can sometimes result in an unactivated psn account meaning your browser won't work. So basically this guide will allow you to enabled the web-browser of a PS4 if it denies you access. This is PERMANENT and requires NO activated PSN account. Originally there was no public or easy fix for this kind of thing until now, I am not writing a tutorial step-by-step since I thought a visual guide for this kind of thing is way easier and shorter than following steps. Luckily for you MODDED WARFARE made a clear and easy tutorial to do this. So if you are someone stuck in this situation give it a try, good luck! ;)
Want to buy a PS4? Think it's too expensive? Well now is your chance to buy a cheaper PS4! That's right February 12th through February 25th Sony is dropping the prices of bundles to $250. It is just the Slim PS4 bundle prices being dropped unfortunately. I have no clue as to what firmware these bundles are on that you can research into yourself. Additionally the Switch is coming out March 3rd in the U.S for $300 so this move by Sony seems reasonable to possibly steal some purchases from Nintendo.

The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PS4 Bundle and the Uncharted 4 PS4 Bundle are the two bundles at the cheaper price of $250. Additionally if you order the exclusive Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PS4 Bundle in Glacier White through Walmart ( you also get the $250 price promotion