Switch News: Team Xecuter announce that pre-orders for SX Core/Lite will start this week with review/test units to be shipped in the coming days – CFWs will be supported giving hope that we may also see support for Atmosphere!
With the coronavirus bringing disruption all over, Team Xecuter’s plans to release SX Core & SX Lite early this year were also affected. However, things seem to be pointing in the right direction now and pre-orders will start being taken this week!
Team Xecuter announce that SX Core/Lite pre-orders will start this week & review/test samples will be shipped soon
If you have been out of the loop, SX Core and SX Lite are hardware mods for ipatched/mariko Switch units and the Switch Lite respectively that allow one to hack these consoles thus allowing them to tap into the massive Switch hacking scene which includes lots of homebrew, sysmodules (similar to plugins) and much more! In an update posted on Friday, Team Xecuter announced (link below) that things are looking up again for their SX Core and SX Lite offerings as they will be taking pre-orders this week and review/test samples will be shipped in the coming days.
As things stand, Team Xecuter have stated a public release will still take a while as SX Core and SX Lite need to have their design finalised after review samples are tested. That being said, production is slowly getting back to normal as the coronavirus is close to being eradicated in China which may mean that a public release may come sometime towards the middle of this year.
SX Core and SX Lite to come with an SX OS License & CFWs will be supported – More information coming this week
Other than giving good news about production and pre-orders, Team Xecuter has also announced the following:
- Both SX Core and SX Lite will come with an SX OS license
- This on its own costs between $27-31 (around €25) meaning that SX Core and SX Lite will not be the cheapest of hacking solutions
- CFWs will be supported
- Considering the use of the plural in Team Xecuter’s announcement, this may mean that other CFWs like Atmosphere may also function with SX Core/Lite thus giving users more options
- Further information will be shared this week
As usual, it’s important to state that Nintendo will likely patch the hardware vulnerabilities leveraged by SX Core/SX Lite as the Switch is still a current console. With this in mind, prices for SX Core/Lite-vulnerable consoles may rise after Nintendo potentially starts producing patched units so if you’re thinking about grabbing a Switch, it may be a good idea to get one soon – besides, it’ll keep you occupied during the coronavirus pandemic if your country decides to go on lockdown!
Other than this great announcement, fmudanyali has released an enhanced version of Rinnegatamante’s TrackPlug, which lets you track gameplay time, that supports tracking PSP games through work done by Electry and it also comes with some other improvements. On the Xbox front, Microsoft has also revealed some more details about the Xbox Series X’s hardware which may be worth reading.
Team Xecuter’s Announcement: https://team-xecuter.com/sx-core-lite-status-update/