According to the story he told to the press he managed to hack into the PlayStation 3 and make it allow copies and ?do whatever he wants?, and if somebody does not believe his statement, I must add that even Sony took him seriously and put a whole team on investigating if it is actually possible to crack the system they invented to prevent such an action. Whatever Sony comes up with now it?s for sure that pirated copies will be able to hit the net and we can all share one more section in the games. PlayStation 3 had the market going crazy for almost 3 years, X-Box 360 had larger sales than the PS3, and the main reason was the copy compatibility, and now that the PS3 has the chance with the copies, the numbers will go up and it will be the most wanted console for sure. The story does not end here, because the full hack was not released yet, the fine tuning is on the way, and will be announced soon online for everyone to use.
If you ask why was it stated so early when the full thing is not done yet, I must ensure you everybody likes to take credit, Mr Hotz is no different. Even here on ET the release groups are releasing sometimes qualities that are not that good but they have to be the first and then work some more to make it the best, now that?s what Mr Hotz wants too, so It won?t take long for him to publish the whole thing, and the greatest thing about it is that he can?t be hold guilty for doing this because the console was his own and he could take it apart or throw it out the window, it could not be their business.
His motivation was by his own words: ?curiosity?, ?opening up the platform?.
He played with the analysation of the hardware for three weeks during the summer and put it to rest for some time and at last in two weeks he cracked the console, but mentioned that it is a very secure system, with that meaning that not only it was hard but also painstaking. The only information he was willing to give to the public about the technique was that the hack was 5% hardware and 95% software. Truth to be said he did not hack the whole system, he only found ways to fool, trick the console into doing what he wants.
The most important part of his whole statement to the press was that he will release the master code ?root key? for the console, and once it will be known the deciphering and hacking will be much easier for other security features on the console.
And now, the part that all fans of PS1 and PS2 hated about the latest version. It allowed only PS3 games, and no older versions were compatible with the new system. And it made a big favor to other console manufacturers, because the fans of Sony didn?t like the idea. Mr Hotz told that this hack could allow PS2 games to be played as well as their copies.
in a latest statement HOTZ added:
In the interest of openness, I’ve decided to release the exploit. Hopefully, this will ignite the PS3 scene, and you will organize and figure out how to use this to do practical things, like the iPhone when jailbreaks were first released. I have a life to get back to and can’t keep working on this all day and night.