PS4: SpecterDev shares roadmap for the PS4 Toolchain
The team behind the Mira project, and the recent PS4 5.05 exploit, want to change the way the PS4 scene has been behaving: instead of exploits that only enable piracy (not by design, but by what people do with the exploit), they want the 5.05 release to be more useful for the world of homebrew. In order to do that, one of their goals is to release tools that will make it easier for us to be creative with the console.
Mira and the accompanying SDK were the first step to this, and SpecterDev has shared a bit of insight of what the team plans for the months to come.
Among the most ambitious parts of the project are a remote viewer (which I want to believe means something a bit like VNC and/or the official remote play functionality – except without the need for the console to run on the latest firmware), a Theme editor (yay for customization!), a homebrew store, and persistence for the exploit (understand: survives a reboot of the console?). The other planned features, some of which are already in progress, look also impressive, including the Mira Companion App, a debugger, Remote pkg installing, and more.
With the 5.05 exploit now released, I assume some of this work will be made public, and people with the right sets of skills and motivation might be able to take the PS4 Homebrew Toolchain further, faster. (Personal opinion based on my experience: if you want to help, don’t try to reach out to the people behind the project with just a “how can I help” message. Instead, fork their codebase, work on incremental updates that are useful to you, and show your worth. If/When you do that, I’m convinced the Open Orbis team will naturally reach out to you)