JFW-DH Team Abandons Plans for PSN Access
For gamers looking to regain access to the PSN
, the upcoming custom firmware by the JFW-DH
team sounded like it could be their saving grace. However, today those hopes were dashed with the announcement that the promising new firmware would be abandoning any plans of including PSN access. One would have to assume that these plans were directly caused by Sony's recently released 3.70 official firmware. However, there is still some good news to be had from this announcement. Instead of focusing on including PSN access in their custom firmware, the JFW-DH team has decided to focus on developing their own methods of playing online. They have stated that they plan to incorporate (directly into their custom firmware) a setup similar to xlink, which would allow users around the world to play games as if they were LAN'd together. As nice as this new functionality sounds, losing PSN access is still a big blow to the JFW-DH firmware.
Demonhades stated on his website the reasons are simple and are translated below:
* We're not going to be fighting with Sony to access your network.
* We're not going to waste time looking for ways to circumvent the security of PSN and instead we going to to improve performance in our JFW DH.
* Within the team we have all agree that we going to set aside the PSN and focus on our own custom network.
* So after much pondering we have decided it is best for everyone, and instead to use the power of the The Grid to create a system similar to xlink but embeded into JFW as an internal part of the system, so you could play similar to LAN PCs.
The following statements were also added to today's sad announcement, but the last one gives hope to maybe someone else picking up the torch:
Be aware that we can not have everything in a custom, sony monitors your network ... and we will not be in a constant battle with them!
The video that was published earlier of us entering the Sony PSN Store was just a sign that without the latest version we could skip version checks .. NOTHING MORE!
If other developers want and do make plugins to skip these checks then, perfect! But it is NOT our priority!
The announcement ends with thanks for all the support from the international communities, but if you looking for a new custom firmware to give you back access to PSN online, then you can forgot about the JFW-DH developers as they will NOT be the ones to do so.