PS Vita is a console released and long abandoned by Sony, and since then has been mostly used for emulation. The device is a powerful piece of hardware, that has been able to emulate various consoles, and even the previous generation console, the PSP itself. Despite Sony’s efforts to mitigate emulation, hackers have still managed to allow users to Play PSP Games on PS Vita.
The latest current firmware version doesn’t allow the previous hacking tools to work on the console, but it seems that hackers have managed to bypass that as well.
Playing PSP Games on PS Vita using Chovy Sign
The latest PS Vita firmware, which is 3.71, has rendered all previous hacking techniques useless, and unless you’re on a previous firmware version, you can’t play the PSP titles themselves.
To combat this problem, CBPS Team has released a new tool called Chovy Sign. This is the first version available, and its primary function is to allow PSP emulation on the PS Vita. Here’s is their official tweet on the release
These will allow you things like:
PSP Backups thanks to @NoPayStation
This is the 1st tool, of a series of tools. Enjoy.
— dots_tb (@dots_tb) August 16, 2019
According to the readme file available with the release, you’ll need any working base PSP game, and it includes demos as well, for example, “LocoRoco Midnight”.
You can check out the official release page here.
The authors of the tool have publically stated that they don’t support piracy in any way, and you should only do this if you have officially purchased the titles or own UMDs.
Sony doesn’t want the Vita being used as an emulation device, despite not supporting it at all for years. Hackers have managed to counter almost every firmware update.
The PS Vita is a solid piece of hardware, that deserved better, and while it still has some support from Japanese developers, it’s totally dead in the West.
What do you think about this new tool? Let us know in the comments below and share your thoughts.