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Rumor: Sony to Region-Restrict New PS3 Games Using SDK 3.50

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218w ago - According to French site PS3Gen.fr (linked above), Sony may be planning to region-restrict upcoming PS3 video games using the new 3.50 SDK.

To quote, roughly translated: "While Sony had surprised everyone by not only zoned games on PS3, unlike the PS2 or the PS1, it seems that this idea can be challenged in the near future.

Since the advent of the SDK 3.50, it is possible for official developers restrict their PlayStation 3 games at a specific region.

For information, be aware that verification of the region of the disc was in fact quietly implemented since the 3.30 firmware but was not yet usable by the studios.

Here are screenshots from a PlayStation 3 when trying to launch a drive to a "bad area"... following an audit of this same disc into console development.

If any games yet so far does this "feature", however it is likely that it will be in the coming months."

[Register or Login to view links] states: "Some people said that the region restriction is old and already used with some demos, but it's wrong! This feature was added in 3.30 SDK and cannot be used with previous software versions. The very few demos using that kind of region lock in old firmwares had nothing to do with that new feature.

You can just verify it checking the PARAM.SFO, when the region restriction is active you will find a "REGION_DENY" in it. But like a picture worth 1000 words, this is a "Check" did on an app with the Region Restriction activated. Cya!"

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#5 - bitsbubba - 218w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Ziriuz View Post
I'm sure we can change the region like 3.42 to 3.41 editing param.sfo

just editing PARAM.SFO never seems to work alone

#4 - Ziriuz - 218w ago
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I'm sure we can change the region like 3.42 to 3.41 editing param.sfo

#3 - bitsbubba - 218w ago
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all I've got to say is wow, really.

#2 - PS3 News - 218w ago
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Indeed heh, slowly Sony is giving hackers more reasons each day to continue focused efforts at further unlocking their console.

#1 - Jes03 - 218w ago
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So that's another thing the PS3 CANT do. It only does everything except other regions.

Is there anything left it can actually do?

The new PS3 slogan.

It only does nothing now as we've removed all the features it could do.


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