2018

6th January 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
flatz releases a write up on how to handle fselfs and PKG’s.
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11th January 2018
[Game Release]
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

15th January 2018
[Official Firmware Release]
Version 5.05

15th January 2018
Sony open up registration for a beta of a future PS4 firmware.
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16th January 2018
Jim Ryan is named Deputy President of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE).
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18th January 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
wildcard releases a Homebrew Enabler for PS4’s on 4.05
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19th January 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
XVortex releases version 1.3 of PKG Kitchen

21st January 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
cfwprophet updates his GUI of flatz make_fself.py script to version 1.1.
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22nd January 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
PS2 Pub Gen version 1.0 is released.
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23rd January 2018
[Game Release]
Iconoclasts
The Inpatient

26th January 2018
[Game Release]
Leap of Fate
Dragon Ball FighterZ

26th January 2018
[PS4 Model Release]
SIE release a Limited Edition Monster Hunter World, they also release a Monster Hunter World Limited Edition DualShock 4.


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31st January 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
CelesteBlue releases PS4 Update Blocker.
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2nd February 2018
[Game Release]
EA Sports UFC 3
The Golf Club

3rd February 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
bigboss post’s a video showing his PS2 homebrew “PS2Reality Mediaplayer” running on the PS4.
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6th February 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
glänheit releases PS4 Theme Editor version 0.1.2.

7th February 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
oct0xor releases PS4 Registry Editor.

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8th February 2018
[Game Release]
Aegis Defenders
Dragon’s Crown Pro
Dynasty Warriors 9

11th February 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
Al Azif releases version 0.3.20 of his exploit host software “PS4 Exploit Host”.
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13th February 2018
[Game Release]
Crossing Souls
Kingdom Come: Deliverance

15th February 2018
[Game Release]
A Certain Magical

16th February 2018
[Game Release]
Fe

18th February 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
c0d3m4st4 releases PiXploitHost, which lets you use your Raspberry Pi to host exploits and block firmware updates.

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20th February 2018
[Game Release]
Anarcute

21st February 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
LightningMods releases Controller Test.

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21st February 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
Riccardo82 releases PS4 Swiss Army Knife v1.5 Beta, a tool that helps users with hacked PS4’s to create PKG files from their game backups.

22nd February 2018
[Game Release]
Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match

22nd February 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
Duowan BBS releases PS4Cheater, a debugger program to create game cheats.

26th February 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
qwertyoruiop releases a kernel exploit for 4.55 with no userland exploit.

27th February 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
SpecterDev, with help from qwertyoruiop and flatz, releases a jailbreak for 4.55 firmware using the 4.55 kernel exploit and a 5.03 WebKit exploit.

27th February 2018
[Game Release]
Gravel

28th February 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
m0rph3us1987 releases the PS4 Holy Grail payload for Ps4 users on firmware 4.55
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28th February 2018
[Game Release]
Bridge

1st March 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
SpecterDev releases a write up for the 5.03 WebKit exploit used in the 4.55 jailbreak.

4th March 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
wildcard releases PS4Hen for consoles on firmware 4.55.
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8th March 2018
[Game Release]
The Legend of Heroes

8th March 2018
[Official Firmware Release]
Version 5.50

8th March 2018
[PS4 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Developer deank announced developing multiMAN for the PS4.

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10th March 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
LMAN releases PS4 Package Viewer.

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13th March 2018
[Game Release]
Devil May Cry HD Collection
The 25th Ward: The Silver Case

15th March 2018
[Game Release]
Attack on Titan 2
Burnout Paradise Remastered
Gal Gun 2

15th March 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
zecoxao releases his own version of Kernel Dumper for 4.55, which includes Debug Settings, TID Patch, Jailbreak, UART Enabler and more.
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19th March 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
tikilou releases a version of Manjaro Linux for PS4 Pro’s.
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20th March 2018
[Game Release]
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered

23rd March 2018
[Game Release]
A Way Out

27th March 2018
[Game Release]
Far Cry 5

29th March 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
SpecterDev releases a write up for the 4.55 kernel exploit.

31st March 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
Mistawes releases FTPS4 With JKpatch.
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3rd April 2018
[Game Release]
The King of Fighters ’97

5th April 2018
[Game Release]
Impact Winter

6th April 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
DANiO releases Funtoo Linux for PS4.
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8th April 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
TheDarkprogramer releases PS2 Classics GUI, this is software that lets you turn your PS2 games into PS4 format so you can play them on the PS4.

12th April 2018
[Game Release]
Death end re;Quest

12th April 2018
[Official Firmware Release]
Version 5.53

20th April 2018
[Game Release]
God of War

20th April 2018
[PS4 Model Release]
Sony release a God Of War Limited Edition PS4 Pro.

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22nd April 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
DANiO releases Salix Linux for PS4.
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27th April 2018
Sony has delivered 19 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the past financial year. In total now more than 76 million consoles have been delivered. In comparison this means the company is now delivering fewer consoles.
The revenue of the Game & Network Services department rose to 444,6 Billion Yen, due to good sales of games and PS Plus subscriptions.
(Source)

27th April 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
DefaultDNB(KiiWii) releases CUSA Detector, an application that lets you know if your game can be played on your hacked PS4.

1st May 2018
[Game Release]
Guns of Icarus Alliance

2nd May 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
Unity plugins and developer keys for developing games and applications for PS4 and PS Vita are leaked online.

3rd May 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
LightningMods releases 4.55 Homebrew v2 Alpha.

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7th May 2018
SIE announce that God Of War sold more than 3.1 million copies of the game in the first three days.
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8th May 2018
[Game Release]
Conan Exiles

11th May 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
qwertyoruiop gives a talk at 0x41con detailing the history of his journey through exploiting the PS4 up to 5.01. He later uploads the slides found here.

11th May 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
SpecterDev announces that a Jailbreak for PS4’s on firmware 5.05 will be released in the next couple of weeks.
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13th May 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
cfwprophet releases LibHomebrew (LibHB), a homebrew programming library based on the original SDK.

13th May 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
The Homebrew framework “Mira Project” is announced.
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15th May 2018
[Game Release]
Horizon Chase Turbo

17th May 2018
[Game Release]
The Caligula Effect: Overdose
FAR: Lone Sails Adventure

17th May 2018
[Official Firmware Release]
Version 5.55

17th May 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
TheDarkprogramer releases Param.SFO version 1.1.

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23rd May 2018
PlayStation boss John Kodera suggests that Sony may consider three years before announcing the PS4’s end of life cycle
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24th May 2018
[Game Release]
Dark Souls Remastered
Karumaruka Circle

25th May 2018
[Game Release]
Detroit: Become Human

26th May 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
TylerMods releases PS4 Trainer.

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27th May 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
SpecterDev releases a kernel exploit implementation for 5.05/5.07.
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28th May 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
qwertyoruiop releases his 5.01 kernel exploit.
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29th May 2018
[Game Release]
Agony

31st May 2018
[Game Release]
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

31st May 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
Zer0xFF releases a guide on how to reactivate your PS Plus games on a Jailbroken PS4.
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The developer also releases “reactPSPLUS”, a payload that automatically reactivate your PS Plus games.
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3rd June 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
Balika011 releases a PlayStation 4 ELF loader for IDA Pro 7.0/7.1
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5th June 2018
Kazuhiko Takeda is named Deputy President and Chief Financial Officer of SIE effective 1st July 2018.
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8th June 2018
[PS4 Model Release]
SIE release a Days Of Play Limited Edition Slim PS4, Japan and Europe receive a 500GB model whilst North America receive a 1TB model.

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11th June 2018
Sony hold their E3 Press Conference:

14th June 2018
[Game Release]
Clannad

21st June 2018
[Game Release]
New Gundam Breaker

23rd June 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
bigboss updates his fMSX Emulator to be compatible with PS4’s on firmware 5.05.

26th June 2018
[Game Release]
Lumines Remastered

29th June 2018
[Game Release]
The Crew 2

13th July 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
maxton starts a project called LibOrbisPKG, which is an open source library for reading and writing PS4 PKG’s.

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20th July 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
DefaultDNB and Leeful release X-Project, which is software that host’s exploits for firmware 5.05, here is a quote from the developers.

X-Project (XMB SELF HOST PROJECT) aims to be the AIO customizable payload server for all your payload needs. Something the community can dissect and adapt, improve and contribute to: for the good of everyone!

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26th July 2018
[PS4 Model Release]
Sony release a Monster Hunter World Value Pack, containing a Black Slim PS4 with a copy of the game.

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14th August 2018
[Game Release]

Death’s Gambit

24th August 2018
[PS4 Model Release]
SIE release a 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro

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28th August 2018
[Game Release]
Donut County
Blade Strangers

31st August 2018
[Official Firmware Release]
Version 5.56

7th September 2018
[PS4 Model Release]
SIE release a Spider-Man Limited Edition PS4 Pro.

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11th September 2018
[Game Release]
Boundless

11th September 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit] Zer0xFF releases PS4 Database Rebuilder.
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13th September 2018
[Official Firmware Release]
Version 6.00

13th September 2018
[PS4 Model Release]
SIE release PSVR Excite Pack, which consists of the PSVR, PS Camera and two Move controllers, this is available only in Japan.

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18th September 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
LightningMods releases ORBISMAN BETA.

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28th September 2018
[Game Release]
FIFA 19 Sports

 

5th October 2018
[Game Release]

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

7th October 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
milador releases “Open-GCI”, this software helps those with limited or no hand movement to play the PS4.
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12th October 2018
[Game Release]
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

12th October 2018
[PS4 Model Release]
SIE release a Blue Camouflage DualShock 4.


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13th October 2018
A user on Reddit posts information about a bug in the PS4’s messaging system that causes the console to become unusable unless you factory reset it.
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15th October 2018
Sony’s “Ask PlayStation” Twitter account states that the message bug problem is fixed.
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17th October 2018
[Official Firmware Release]
Version 6.02

17th October 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
RiPPERD releases PS4 RiPKiT/Modding Tool.
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19th October 2018
[Game Release]
Battlefield V

21st October 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
zecoxao releases siscon, a tool that decrypts the PS4’s syscon firmware.
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22nd October 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
flatz releases Remote Package Installer for the PS4.
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26th October 2018
[PS4 Model Release]
SIE release a Red Dead Redemption 2 Pack PS4 Pro.

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30th October 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
windsurfer1122 releases PSN Get PKG Info.
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6th November 2018
[PC Software – iOS/Android App]
pink1 releases PS4 PKG Linker v1.0

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13th November 2018
[Game Release]
Hitman 2

14th November 2018
[Game Release]
Fallout 76

21st November 2018
[PS4 Model Release]
SIE release a 2TB PS4 Pro

21st November 2018
[PS4 Model Release]
SIE release a Copper coloured DualShock 4 as well as re-releasing the Gold and Silver colours.

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4th December 2018
[Game Release]
Just Cause 4

9th December 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
OpenGL ES is released by flatz, masterzorag and Zer0xFF.
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11th December 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
zecoxao tweet’s about a “top secret” piracy method that is due to be released, clues are quite cryptic but it is mentioned that it will work on firmware 6.02.
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12th December 2018
[Official Firmware Release]
Version 6.20

25th December 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
LightningMods releases PS4 File Manager Beta.

29th December 2018
[PS4 Hack – Homebrew/Exploit]
zecoxao reveals the “top secret” piracy method that he tweeted about on the 11th of December, this method was released by rmorteza21.
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