PlayStation and Xbox consoles are relatively more hacker-unfriendly than PCs, that’s why less hacks and mods have made their way to these new generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
But the challenge to break into PlayStation and Xbox consoles is a challenge that is too tempting for a lot of hackers and normal people tweaking with homebrew software. It’s been already two years since the PlayStation 4 released on the market and very few exploits have been made with the console since Sony has secured the PlayStation 4 console rather well.
Just this week, an interesting homebrew software for PlayStation 4 wove its way into the internet. Created by Developer CTurt, Project Cinoop is Cturt’s project to write an emulator from scratch, and the latest development with Project Cinoop is that it’s now able to emulate Gameboy game Tetris on PlayStation 4.
CTurt shares his journey with Cinoop on his blog, and as of today, he had successfully ported his Gameboy emulator on the PlayStation 4.
As of now, Tetris is the only game he has successfully running on the PlayStation 4. When he started messing with the PlayStation 4 code before this, he was also successful in creating a mini Pong game for PlayStation 4.
On top of this, to interact with the Gameboy emulator on the PlayStation 4 console, he used a Nintendo DS to wirelessly control the console. Genius!
Before his exploits with Cinoop on the PlayStation 4, he has also successfully ported into the DS, GameCube, 3DS, Ubuntu, and PSP. While he also tried with the Mac OS X and the PlayStation 2, he wasn’t able to make it work.
As of now, the Cinoop for PlayStation 4 could only run Tetris and will only work with PlayStation 4 running with firmware 1.76 or lower, since Sony has already patched another exploit with the PlayStation 4 in its newer firmwares.
A lot of PlayStation and Xbox console gamers who are into messing with their consoles keep their firmwares on its most basic form and keep an eye out for interesting homebrew apps such as Cinoop to try out. Geek Snack reports that Sony has already secured their PlayStation consoles after the PlayStation portable fiasco, which was incredibly easy to hack. The PlayStation 3 took years before the PlayStation Jailbreak released, and the PlayStation Vita is also still proving to be a delicate console to crack. PlayStation 4 has yet to release major hacks, but a couple of homebrew software have made their way into the console.
[Image screenshot of Cinoop on PS4 video]