A video that was uploaded recently showed a unit of the PlayStation Vita of Sony (NYSE:SNE) utilizing the picodrive, a PSP Sega Genesis emulator. However it may not immediately indicate that the device will be able to utilize a number of software that were not initially usable on PlayStation Vita. It appears that there are a number of limitations to the possibility of playing Genesis games on the PlayStation Vita.
According to reports, the picodrive emulator that was used for the portable game console was actually using the PSP emulator of the latest version of the PSP. This indicates that the Genesis game ROMS will function more suitably on the original version of the PSP.
It was also clarified that the video was intended to give users some encouragement rather than a major improvement in the hacking of the PlayStation Vita. The description on the video also revealed that the security measures of Sony on the device will likely make the exploit impractical even before users will be able to use it.
On the other hand, users of the PlayStation Vita who want to utilize customized games will view the recent hack as a positive sign. The game on the video appeared to be functioning properly on the PlayStation Vita although there were issues on the sound of the game.
The latest updates for the software of the PlayStation Vita hinted to be the cause of these issues since they allow the latest portable gaming console of Sony to differentiate itself from other versions of the PSP. It remains uncertain if these problems will be dealt with in the future.
It remains uncertain on how the hack will affect the software for the PlayStation Vita in the future but it indicates that users are already working on hacks for the latest version of the PSP of Sony. These hacks will allow users more flexibility and even allow them to play a number of classic games on their PlayStation Vita units.