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Rumor: Sony PS3 Blu-ray Drive Emulation PCB in Development


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139w ago - Today we received word from Dutch site [Register or Login to view links] (ConsoleWinkel) of a rumor that a Sony PS3 Blu-ray drive emulation PCB is currently in development which will allow users to unlock their PlayStation 3 console without the use of Custom Firmware or dongles.

Reportedly they have been in contact with [Register or Login to view links] who stated a team (possibly the Wasabi or Drivekey team) is working on the PS3 Blu-ray drive emulation PCB that is slated for release later this year.

They have also speculated via e-mail that the project has been kept under tight wraps due to Sony being unable to stop this new PS3 hack via Firmware updates, meaning once it becomes public Sony's legal team will be on the warpath in full force.

Below are some concept pictures (not actual finished product pictures) from their site and the details, roughly translated as follows:

"PlayStation 3 drive emulation

No hacking, no flashing, no modding. Emulation is the future. A team is currently working on a new hack for the PlayStation 3.

The Blu-ray player, Sony's PCB has been cracked and costs can thus be gekloont. The team probably Wasabi or Wiikey team is currently working on this for the board to connect to an external HDD.

This can be downloaded games played as Wasabi360 and Xkey for the XBox 360.

A major retailer in China has also indicated that this year is released."

Finally, China Distribution has replied to an e-mail from hitman43 (via modcontrol.com/Board/187984-post1.html) as follows:

"Zitat: Hi,

i didn't know anything about this product, i don't know why people ARE thinking we are behind this device,

regards

ChinaDistribution"

It is unknown whether the person responding is unaware of the rumored PS3 Blu-ray drive emulation PCB in development, or if they are simply attempting to keep things quiet and avoid any legal hassles from Sony... only time will tell for sure.






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#15 - saviour07 - 139w ago
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Sounds interesting, would definitely apply this to a second PS3 if it turns out to be true

Would probably increase the life of the PS3 further into that of the PS4 if the rumours of that appearing in 2013/14 are true too!

Just a minor translation change:

The Blu-ray player, Sony's PCB has been cracked and costs can thus be gekloont = The blu ray players from Sony PCB has recently been cracked and therefore can be cloned.

#14 - racer0018 - 139w ago
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Looks like modders will be out of jobs in some areas. Not more downgrading but maybe some modchip installs. Guess we will wait and see. Thanks

#13 - StanSmith - 139w ago
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I'm surprised its taken so long for this to happen.

I will buy a 2nd PS3 when this gets released. I might even buy one before if I know this is real.

#12 - snukixl - 139w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Nightbird View Post
Looks to me like an old IDE drive with a sata adapter.

It doesn't look like it is check the pins on the pcb.

There it is the adapter only color is different same components

#11 - elser1 - 139w ago
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this will be great if its true and if boss has faith then i do too. i only use psn ps3 anyways and am waiting hard for ps4 but still great news.. good stuff!!

 

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