PlayStation Classic Hack Adds New Games

The PlayStation Classic hasn't been out for too long, but already hackers are working to make the [...]

The PlayStation Classic hasn't been out for too long, but already hackers are working to make the basic system a little bit better. We've previously shared one hack that allows players to use their desired emulator settings, and now a new one has surfaced that expands the game library.

For those that might not be "hack" savvy, there's good news. Apparently hacking the PlayStation Classic is incredibly easy to do mostly because there are no real security measures in place.

The team over at Ars Technica shared two prominent hackers and how to get more games on that Classic system. According to both 'Yifanlu' and 'MadMonkey1907', Sony essentially gave players the ability to hack the system on a silver platter with a key to the software's lock right inside of the miniature console.

Because the system doesn't seem to run a signature check, it's also really easy to unload content into the hardware when connected via USB, which means technically if you were one of those people (me, I am those people) miffed at the lack of Dino Crisis, then it doesn't take much of an effort to get that game on there yourself!

Since this system is so easily modified, we have a feeling this is only the very beginning of what modders will do with the mini-console! As for which games comes on the latest mini console:

  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Jumping Flash!
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mr. Driller
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
  • Rayman
  • Resident Evil Director's Cut
  • Revelations: Persona
  • R4 Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 3
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms​

Many PlayStation fans were excited with the Classic was first teased, though that hype quickly faded out when they revealed the full game line-up. Limiting to only 20 games, many felt that more deserving titles didn't make the cut. Still, the latest mini is now available for all and is a solid gift idea for those in the midst of holiday shopping.

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