Update: As confirmed by many users now (including DJLO who posted the pictures below), along with stopping PSN gamesharing Sony has blocked PlayStation Network access for PS3 Debug (8002A212 Error) and PS3 JailBreak users who now are asked to update their console through a message prompt.
Just over a month ago PS3 JailBreak users had a PSN ban wave scare, and today a new PAN/Europe TOS update may indicate that Sony is finally planning to begin banning JailBroken PS3 consoles on PlayStation Network.
Currently Sony's User Agreement and Terms Of Service are last updated as of June 29 of this year, however, several users are reporting that they are now required to agree to the updated TOS when taking their PS3 consoles online.
While it may not be due to the recently released PSN Tool or PSIDPatch, here are the rumored changes from freeforall9 on PSX-Scene (linked above) as follows:
- You must not use any unauthorised hardware or software to access or use Sony Online Services or make, or distribute unauthorised software or hardware via, or in connection with, Sony Online Services (including but not limited to cheat code software or devices that circumvent any security features or limitations included on any software or devices).
- You must not modify or attempt to modify the online client, disc, save file, server, client-server communication, or other part of any Service or cause disruption to any account, system, hardware, software, or network connected to Sony Online Services for any reason, including to gain an unfair advantage in any Service.
- You must not bypass or attempt to bypass any user authentication systems or security feature or attempt to hack or reverse engineer any code or equipment in connection with Sony Online Services (unless permitted by applicable law).
If one changes their PSID now, gets banned and returns to the original PSID could this problem be overturned.
Fact #1: This is just an TOS update for PAN / EUROPE owners (UK, Africa, Aussie, Europe)!
Fact #2: This brings the PAN / EUROPE agreement to the same level we had in NA (America) since June!
Fact #3: PSN is going down in those countries for service update, so you will see error 8002A240!
There will be PSN maintenance occurring between 16:05 and 23:00 on Thursday 18th November 2010. During this time, PlayStation Store (via PC and PS3) will be unavailable together with Account Management and Registration services. Users already signed in should not be affected and those that have signed in previously may still be able to do so on their PlayStation 3.
We apologise for any inconvenience this outage may cause.
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