While Sony Interactive Entertainment has been successful in keeping its PS4 firmware from being hacked but, the older versions of PS4 firmware are being hacked left and right. Now, PS4 Firmware 5.05 has been confirmed to be cracked and has already been implemented for all PS4 models including the PS4 Pro.
The latest PlayStation 4 firmware is 5.55 and the PS4 Firmware 5.05 was released back in January 2017. This PS4 Firmware 5.05 crack requires users to modify the DNS to use the browser in order to load Henkaku.
However, every time the user turns off the console will have to load the Henkaku again as turning the console off will remove all modifications. Furthermore, this PS4 Firmware 5.05 crack is not limited to specific PS4 models and can be used on the base PS4, PS4 slim and even PS4 Pro but, the last one has to have the original CD-ROM drive.
Speaking of the PlayStation, it seems that Sony is preparing to use AMD Ryzen APU for PS5. Sony’s compiler expert Simon Pilgrim who is apparently working on AMD Ryzen “znver1” microarchitecture support within the LLVM compiler stack.
Interestingly, the programmer is working on upstream LLVM improvements which unique to AMD Zen processors and Sony has no product in the market using the AMD Ryzen chip in it which might indicate that the company is running the LLVM compiler stack for the PlayStation 5.
Furthermore, NDP analyst Mat Piscatella has noted that PlayStation 5 will not launch before fall 2020 which falls in line with “a perfectly normal cycle length”.
He further talked about the future of the game consoles noting that future consoles will see upgrades after every 1-2 year instead of after 4-7 years as it will give more benefits.
In the future I do expect pace of incremental upgrades to happen much more quickly, on a 1-2 year cycle instead of 4-7 in order to better mirror what happens in other tech lines. Lots of benefits with more frequency.
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