PS Vita 3.15 and next VHBL release: the good and the bad
We released a VHBL port for firmware 3.15 a few days ago thanks to the great work of Japanese developer 173210. Unfortunately, the game used for the exploit, MyStylist, was only available on the Japanese PSN.
Recently, developer Wistine hinted that he would be releasing his own port of VHBL for firmware 3.15 soon (check Wistine’s interview by The Z here). I’m happy to confirm that this release will happen very soon.
That’s it for the good news. The bad news is… the exploited game is not available in several locales, including the US. Overall, I have checked a few stores, and it seems the game is available in Europe (confirmed to be available at least in The UK, France, and Germany, most likely available in other EU countries as well) and Australia. It is , however, not available in the US, Canada, Hong-Kong, Japan, Brazil (and probably other countries too but those are the ones I checked).
The other piece of bad news, but probably less of a problem, is that since I have permanently switched to a US account, I wasn’t able to test the exploit myself. Not a big deal, but just a heads up.
We will proceed with the release anyway, an exploit is an exploit, and Wistine has confirmed good homebrew compatibility with his port 🙂
Stay tuned, as usual, for a ninja release.
I have no information about a potential US release of VHBL for firmware 3.15, for now. We’ll of course let you know if something shows up!