6.35 Pro-B Announced, fully supports PSX. 6.35 Pro will become open source
Update: Virtuous Flame and Coldbird’s CFW 6.35 Pro-B has been sent to Beta testers today, and will be publicly released soon, hopefully today. Thanks to epio22 for the tip on this one.
2 days ago, developer coldbird sent a very strong message on his blog regarding the future of 6.35 Pro, a (Light) Custom Firmware developed by himself and Virtuous Flame. In a blog post packed with information, Coldbird announced 2 major points:
- 6.35 Pro-B is close to completion, and will support PSX games (the real deal)
- Plans for Pro-C are already being made, and this will be the last closed source release of the 6.35 Pro CFW
- Releases after Pro-C will be open source, and Coldbird announced this open source project might enter the PSP Genesis competition
You’d rather read Coldbird’s entry by yourselves, but there’s a strong message here that the PSP scene should go back to joining forces, share knowledge, in order to build a strong CFW experience, to make the PSP better even after it will have been long forgotten by Sony and the NGP.
There’s also some bitterness in Coldbird’s post, but overall this sounds to me like a very promising future for our console. Open source CFW? The last time this happened was so long ago most of you probably don’t even know this ever happened. As one of the devs of the first open source Homebrew loader for the PSP, I can only applause this initiative.
Version Pro-B is not there yet, and coldbird’s blog post talks about version C and beyond that…things might change until this happens, but let’s hope for the best, and let me wish luck to the 6.35 Pro team 🙂
source coldbird’s blog, thanks to TerryCee for the tip