PlayStation 4: A look at the additional games the FW 7.50-7.55 jailbreak lets you play – Titles include TLOU Part 2, Crash Bandicoot 4, Cyberpunk 2077 Watchdog: Legion, FIFA 21, Ghostrunner, Cuphead and more!
With PlayStation 4 FW 7.55 (and 7.50/1) being jailbroken, an important question looms which is “Which newer games can I play on my hacked console?”. In this article, we’ll be answering that question and why it matters!
The PlayStation 4 and games’ firmware version requirements
If you own a PlayStation 4, then it might have already occurred to you that commercial games have a firmware version requirement. This disallows them from running on firmwares released prior to the latest PS4 firmware version at the game’s launch, bar some exceptions when a game is released near a firmware update, which creates a headache for hacked PS4 console users. The reason behind this is that the firmware version requirement isn’t superficial but it’s effectively set in stone since PS4 firmware updates bring their own new set of keys required to decrypt games thus making them usable. As the new firmware keys can’t simply be extracted and transplanted into older PS4 firmwares, this leaves those using hacked PS4 consoles with a limited set of playable games.
However, newer PS4 firmware versions get publicly hacked from time to time which enlarge the library of games that can be played on jailbroken PS4s. Furthermore, games that can be run on newer hacked firmwares can be back-ported to older firmware versions for those who prefer staying on older versions such as FW 5.05 meaning that you needn’t update to enjoy newer games on your jailbroken console since most back-ported games run on older firmwares just fine!
30 games, 1 Demo & 1 DLC now playable on hacked PlayStation 4 consoles
The amount of newer titles that are now playable on hacked PlayStation 4 consoles number 30 together with a demo and one DLC. While 30 commercial games doesn’t sound like much, the mid-April 2020 to mid-October 2020 period when FW 7.50-7.55 were current brought along some pretty notable titles which include:
- The Last of Us Part II + Grounded DLC
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Updates to make the game more playable may require a newer FW version though
- FIFA 21
- F1 2020
- NBA 2K21
- Marvel’s Avengers including Deluxe Edition & Earth’s Mightiest Editions
- Mafia & Mafia II Definitive Edition
- Watch Dogs: Legion including the Gold, Resistance and Ultimate Editions
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Other titles including Amnesia Rebirth, Crash Bandicoot 4 and more!
You may check out the full list of games that require FW 7.50-7.55 by following the link below to the FRMCHK tool by defaultdnb which currently lists 9578 PS4 titles by their firmware version requirement. In due time, backports will probably be made available online by community members although it is illicit to use these even if you own the game unless you make the backport yourself.
FRMCHK Tool (you can set the firmware range in the top-left): https://defaultdnb.github.io/
defaultdnb’s ko-fi page (donations): https://ko-fi.com/defaultdnb