The cat and mouse chase between hackers and Sony continues, as Gameloft’s PSP game UNO is the latest game to be pulled from the PlayStation Store by the platform holder under fears it’ll be used to circumvent security.
Ever since the Vita was released certain games have been used to exploit the Vita’s PSP mode and open up a walled garden homebrew element via (generally) overloaded save games. MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and Everybody’s Tennis were the first, but it’s now a fairly regular occurrence.
High profile games such as the two above have, in the past, been patched and re-instated. UNO’s rather more niche though, but hopefully this won’t result in the developer losing out.
It took Sony three days, according to sites familiar with the matter, to remove the game, which was no doubt a result of the Christmas and New Year break. Previous titles like Urbanix and Mad Blocker Alpha were removed almost immediately.
Just Add Water’s Gravity Crash Portable was also one of the games that recently provided an (albeit temporary) exploit path.