- The PSP Go release date just around the corner, and it seems Sony is pretty determined
to prevent the hacking community from tinkering with their brand new handheld by releasing various firmware updates.
French site PSPGen is reporting that Sony has already released a brand new Beta version of PSP Firmware 6.0 for official developers to test their games and adapt with the brand new firmware.
Sony previously included a mandatory install of OFW 5.55
for some titles that prevents Custom Firmware users in playing the game.
Then, during last week's GamesCom, another firmware 5.70 was spotted
inside the PSP Go during a testing event. According to PSPGen, they're still on the process of learning the changes of the OFW 6.0, to quote- roughly translated:
The Beta firmware 6.00 is now available to official developers to test and adapt games in progress on this new version that will equip our PSP in some time (who said the October 1 release of the PSP Go?).
Like every major change of version (here the passage 6.x), it is natural to ask "what are the big news that justifies the number change?"
We will try to learn a little more but it already seems clear that this new firmware will, at least, the protections of firmwares 5.51, 5.55 and 5.70 which were adjusted to plug all known vulnerabilities and, more troublesome, even unpublished vulnerabilities kernel (one used by Miriam 5.02HEN for example).
It is indeed clear that Sony has made a serious audit of its firmware and having to try to stop hacks from the consoles. The PSP Go is also likely to be an exciting challenge for players of the world underground.
It will also probably compatible with the new 3.0 of the PS3 but we will notify you as soon as we learn a little more.