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PlayStation Portal Has Been Hacked To Run Emulated PSP Games

by Low Boon ShenFebruary 21, 2024
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PlayStation Portal Has Been Hacked To Run Emulated PSP Games

PlayStation Portal Has Been Hacked To Run Emulated PSP Games

Sony’s PlayStation Portal is a rather unassuming device given its lack of cloud streaming capabilities – it’s designed to stream games from a PS5 you already own, making it a niche product at best. However, two Google engineers have managed to expand its feature set unofficially, by giving it the ability to run emulated PSP games.

Andy Nguyen, a Cloud Vulnerability Researcher at Google, shared on X (Twitter) a PS Portal successfully running Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (a PSP exclusive) via the PPSSPP emulator. The effort also involves another Google employee, Calle Svensson, who is a Security Engineer at the software giant.

Naturally, this involves an exploit since running an emulator is almost unsanctioned universally, which the Google employee claims is “all software based.” Meaning, no physically shorting pins like jailbreaking the Nintendo Switch. No further details were given on how the attempt was made, although Sony may patch them in the future if the process is publicized. “There’s no release planned in the near future, and there’s much more work to be done,” he wrote in the post.

Nguyen previously discovered multiple exploits on past PlayStation hardware, including both PS4 and PS5.

Source: The Verge

Pokdepinion: Ironically, the exploit may have made the Portal a much more useful device than what it is currently. 

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