by Mike Bendel on March 1, 2012 @ 8:57 pm
Sony has yanked PSP title Motorstorm Arctic Edge from the PlayStation Store following an announcement from homebrew developer wololo that said game was vulnerable to a savegame exploit, which allows Vita users to run homebrew code through the built-in PSP emulator. It’s worth noting that this is based on the same exploit showcased by teck4 not long after the Vita launch. To date, it still has not been patched through firmware.
We can confirm that the title is no longer showing up for purchase on the associated US and EU storefronts. A swift response, though we can’t say it was entirely unexpected considering Sony was also very quick to remove Mercury when a savegame exploit surfaced for the PSPgo years back.
This comes despite the fact that the exploit code still has yet to be released in the wild. Wololo noted that he’ll have it ready for public consumption within a few days, coming in the form of a Vita-tailored Homebrew Loader (VHBL). Evidently Sony isn’t taking chances when it comes to hackers fiddling with their new baby. That means those who haven’t already downloaded and installed the game are essentially out of luck.
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