Capcom’s Monster Hunter Freedom Unite has been pulled from the PlayStation Store.
The game, which is the latest in a series of titles to accidentally allow the Vita to run an exploit opening it up to PSP homebrew, was taken offline by Sony after a hack was found just days ago.
Everybody’s Tennis and Motorstorm: Arctic Edge also suffered a similar fate, although they were both later patched to stop the exploit from running.
Given the massive problem that piracy became on the PSP, it’s understandable that Sony would be quick to remove any risk like this. Hopefully Monster Hunter will return soon with a patch and Sony can find some way to allow homebrew to exist happily on their portable. The homebrew scene has long been one full of experimentation and innovation – something that would fit well with the Vita’s great screen and multiple control option.
It would be nice to see Sony look for a way to allow homebrewers without opening the doors to the darker side of console modification – perhaps through PlayStation Mobile?