According to an article on Digital Foundry (over at the sparkly new Eurogamer) another PlayStation 3 jailbreak mod has surfaced. Named ‘JB2’, this new variant of the old PSJailbreak (remember that?) is a USB dongle and takes control of the console upon boot, effectively turning the machine into a test kit, capable of playing unsigned code.
The difference here is that the latest (post 3.60) games can’t be played from the hard drive – they need to be burned onto Blu-rays – not that that’s going to really stop pirates.
“According to sources,” says the article, “the dongle has undergone a small launch in Indonesia ahead of a global roll-out, with a small range of pirate games including titles like PES 2012, Driver: San Francisco, God of War Collection Volume II and FIFA 12 being made available.”
We’re assuming that the PlayStation Network, which requires the very latest firmware update (which doesn’t allow this new dongle to function), will remain off limits – at least for now. It’s been around six months since the PS3 was successfully locked down to pirated software, so it must be a real kicker for Sony to face yet another round of copied games.