Urbanix was removed from the EU Stores

October 3, 2012

That was fast!

I am getting a growing number of reports that following the announce of Total_Noob’s HEN a few hours ago, the game Urbanix, which has an exploit allowing people to run his PSP Custom Firmware on the Vita, was removed from the EU PSN stores. People are reporting that the game was also removed from their download list. I expect the same will happen to the other locales (US, JP, etc…) within a few hours.

If you have the game installed on your console (US, EU, JP,…), great for you, don’t touch anything and make a backup using Open CMA.

If you have one of the previous VHBL exploits, it is possible the kernel exploit will get backported to your game exploit at some point, so if you are interested in that Kernel exploit the idea for you is to wait and see (and to not update your firmware).

If you are lucky enough to be able to still buy the game on the US or JP store or whatever, and want this exploit, do it now. Not in a few hours, not after your lunch break, but now.

If you are in none of the situations above, you probably missed a good and rare opportunity… put the following note on your fridge: “check wololo.net more regularly in the future”… People who check this site daily knew about this 3 days ago. People who can read between the lines knew about this 3 months ago.

The game was really pulled fast. It is not clear if this is because of the poor planning of the whole release (exploit initially leaked without a proper ninja release, then CFW announced in the middle of Sony’s working hours), or if Sony reacted faster because a Kernel exploit is involved. We will probably never know.

I am quite sure we’ll have lots of news to share about this in the days to come: compatibility with previous usermode exploits, tutorials, probably a few improvements are also to be expected from TN himself…

Stay tuned.

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