piracy in the current generation of video game consoles is virtually non-existent, with the PS4 and Xbox One leading the way. However it has just detected a series of games for Sony’s proposal including the well-known GTA V and Far Cry 4 that are circulating on the Internet. The exploit allows you to run images downloaded from the Internet on the console, works only on firmware 1.76, which was released on August 20, 2014. So the very precedent of running hacked games is, of course, important, but for now it’s too inconvenient to do it.
The importance of online gaming in the gaming world, which means that we have to keep our machines permanently up to date and, therefore, with the security holes plugged in at the beginning of change.
On the other hand, because some of those third-party applications that we liked to use in them are already officially available or others that more or less fulfill their work, such as those related to multimedia consumption.
It should also be emphasized the role of regular offers in games console, services such as Playstation Plus, Games with Gold, EA Access or Xbox Game Pass, which logically helps the user not want to “complicate” with more games available for a lower price than usual.
That does not mean that the scene has not stopped moving in search of being able to execute unsigned code on the new machines and thus load home applications or backups.
With that said, the KOTF group has published a few releases of PS4 games (GTA V, Far Cry 4 and Assassins Creed IV) that can be executed in the last console of Sony without having the original.
You have to fulfill a series of requirements that makes this not stop being something purely anecdotal. On the one hand, you have to have the console in firmware 1.76 (which is from September 2014, nothing less), where a security hole was found a month later, so it becomes very difficult for some console today to be I would have stayed here unless I was thinking at the moment.
Even having the console with this firmware there is a problem derived from this, and is that a lot of the games released after, let alone the most recent, require a higher firmware to function, greatly reducing the list of titles that we can execute with this method .
And logically, we can not connect to the Playstation Network, either to buy games, update or play online.