Linux on PS4: More confirmation bubbling up from the scene
We revealed yesterday that Fail0verflow might have a surprise for the scene at the end of the year: They probably have Linux running on the PS4.
Our article apparently triggered some reaction from the scene, as we’re now receiving more and more data confirming that our guess was indeed true (I want to thank John once again for pointing me to this information yesterday).
Since we revealed the upcoming “Penguins on Aeolia” presentation from Fail0verflow and how it means they have Linux running on PS4, people have shared more confirmation with me:
Zecoxao, who’s very close to the PS3/PS4 dev scene, shared a screenshot on Twitter,, showing some reverse engineering work on what appears to be PS4 system files:
@frwololo i hope that is confirmation enough for you 🙂
— José Miguel (@zecoxao) December 23, 2015
People also contacted me to let me know that Fail0verflow had posted a suggestive screenshot on their twitter account last week:
More and more compelling evidence is showing up that we’ll see Linux running on the PS4 this year. Please keep in mind that no release date has been hinted. Fail0verflow, although they did hack the Wii U 2 years ago, never released their Wii U files. It is likely the same could happen for the PS4.
Earlier today, PlaystationHax shared a screenshot of a dump of the PS4 filesystem root. But our understanding is that the Filesystem dump and Fail0verflow’s work are not directly related.