Game Genie releases for PS3
"Remember how you used to be able to pop a Game Genie into your favorite console and have access to all sorts of cheats, game save data and various enhancements? Well, the good ole’ days look to be returning as Hyperkin has announced the launch of Game Genie Save Editor for PlayStation 3, set to release tomorrow.
The Game Genie PS3 Save Editor will be available through Amazon, as well as “several local retailers,” for $29.99. The device is actually a USB drive containing the Game Genie setup program, and it will allow players to write modifications directly onto their save files using a PC, then transfer them directly onto their PlayStation 3 console.
That all might sound pretty complex but, according to Hyperkin Executive Director Steven Mar, the entire process is quick and painless, and will allow players access to loads of game-altering enhancements.
“The Game Genie Save Editor allows for even the most novice gamers to breeze past the hard and boring parts of games, leveling the playing field for a more enjoyable experience,” he added.
Players will be able to link up to Game Genie’s online resources via PC, which will be constantly updated with the latest cheats and tweaks, such as unlimited ammo, maximum money, etc. Once you’ve selected the enhancements you want, the program will automatically plug them into your stored game save. Once that’s done, it’s as simple as transferring the save back onto your console and booting up the game. Some of the games that will have enhancements ready when the Game Genie launches tomorrow include Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim."
For additional details, visit the Game Genie Website.
So my inquiry is; What, if anything, is Sony going to do? :x I wouldn't recommend purchasing the device until we know if a firmware will be issued to block it, or users will be banned for using it; because of trophy hacking, on-disc dlc hacking, etc.
I don't think Sony should block the actual saves (for single player purposes), but hopefully they are identifiable in some way as "Game Genie edited" saves so they can be blocked online. At least the company is not making their own online-affecting cheats, but I would be surprised if it wasn't used by others to change that.