It's been said that the hackers could have jailbroken the PS3 years ago but werent that interested as it supported Linux. Hell if it had been known it was so easy to get the private key it would have been cracked wide open upon day of release. Effectively the PS3 shipped with no effective security at all as it has been bypassed by their own mistakes in implementing it.Stryfe wrote:If the next gen systems take a cloud computing approach, which I doubt, the PS3 has more than held it's own. Being out for 4 years now, these hackers have not accomplished what has been done on other systems overnight, allowing piracy.Well, it will definitely change as future consoles (maybe not the PS4, but the generation after that) won't rely on physical media anymore but on streaming.
By the time there's a mainstream availability for PS3 users to abuse their newly found exploits, the system will be, or near to, the end of it's life cycle.
Not to mention the joys of playing online with cheaters... Bleh...Sad as it is (monopolies, no used games market and such) there will always be open platforms so in the end I'm fine with it, I hate piracy.
The jailbreak is pretty much as mainstream as its going to get, all you have to do is update to a CFW on any PS3 with 3.55 or below, no USB dongle or techinical know how required. Just a standard (albeit modified) update PUP file on a USB drive, I reckon the PS3 still has a couple years left before PS4 comes out.