Update: Ok guys, that was of course an April Fools joke, I have no plan to leave the scene. congrats to those who saw that the first letters of each paragraph spelled the word “Fools”, which was not an insult to you guys, just a way to hint at the joke. Next year, I’ll try something less obvious I guess :p
For a while now I’ve been thinking about leaving the PSP/Vita scene. I’ve been active on the PSP scene for more than 5 years, first as a homebrew user, then as a homebrew programmer, then as a hacker, and recently focusing on blogging/managing the community as well as exploring the new PS Vita. It’s been a fun ride, but everything has to end one day or the other.
On the one hand, these 5 years have been some of the most exciting in my life. I’ve met plenty of awesome people, some of them who left before me, some of them who will leave after me. I’ve created a homebrew I’m proud of, which hopefully will keep going on, I’ve directly contributed to opening the PSP 3000, the PSP Go, and the PS Vita to homebrews, I’ve organized the biggest PSP homebrew competition ever, and I’m proud to think I’ve helped people gathering knowledge on these systems, through my tutorials and the /talk community.
On the other hand, all of this takes lots of time, and I’ve had my share of pressure recently with the Vita exploits. It seems the community is not ready for more hacks, and I understood the message.
Last but not least, I want to thank everybody who’s helped me in the past 5 years, it’s been a blast.
So long, PSP scene.