The PlayStation Classic is ridiculously easy to hack

Joanna Estrada
December 5, 2018

Reports are coming in that some keyboard models are proving compatible with Sony's latest device.

"So basically all I did was I took a USB keyboard and plugged it in, and then I went into one of the games and hit Escape, and then that gave me all of the access to the emulator itself", Matt explains in the video.

YouTuber Retro Gaming Arts has published a video detailing how to access the recently-launched PlayStation Classic's debug menu. As a warning, messing around with the settings could make a system glitch. Once ESC is pressed, people first can see Change CD Image, PCSX Menu, and Exit options. Other options include viewing the FPS, choosing the region, BIOS/Plugins, and also Advanced alongside more. They don't know if this method has potential to brick the console or corrupt it, and if you don't know what you're playing around with, there's a good chance you probably will do so.

Through this hidden menu, users can change the video output mode, including adding CRT TV style scan lines to the PlayStation Classic, as well as "load CD image" setting, possibly indicating that the console is capable of running downloaded or ripped PlayStation disc images. [Original Story] PlayStation Network services are now offline, which means online gaming, shopping, and communication is now unavailable on the PS4.

"You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features", a message on the site reads.

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