Following the release of whitelist bypass (part of the email hack), which allows owners of PlayStation TV to play most of the games and apps (even those that are not officially compatible), Ys Memories of Celceta is now officially compatible.
This was reported by Twitter user PS Vita Reviews. Of course, it’s only my speculation, but it makes sense that the game was made compatible after the release of the trick, since anyone on FW lower than 3.55 can bypass the whitelist and keep it after updating to firmware 3.55. It’s important to note that Ys: Memories of Celceta was released in 2012 in Japan and in 2013 in the U.S.. It could’ve been playable since the Playstation Vita TV’s launch, but for some reason, it wasn’t.
Sony has been criticised by users for not making lots of of games and apps playable on PlayStation (Vita) TV, including Netflix.
— PS Vita Reviews (@vitareviews) October 4, 2015
As a Reddit user awxvn says, it seems that “the hackers are pushing Sony to finally fix a very common complaint about the Vita TV.” Hopefully, he is right.
The whitelist bypass has been probably so far the most “publicly accepted” thing coming from the hacking scene, allowing users to bypass Sony’s and developers’ unnecessary limitations. Yes, “unnecessary”, because most of the games and apps can be played without problems, even if they have touch controls. Good examples are Ys: Memories of Celceta, Uncharted: Golden Abyss or Gravity Rush.
What do you think about (sudden) change of mind in this case? Is it related to the whitelist bypass? If yes, will more developers follow?
PSTV whitelist hack success! Lumines Electronic Symphony works great (w/ a PS4 controller. For touch screen stuff) pic.twitter.com/1mGKNqPr4k
— The Buff Terror! (@buffmarte) September 26, 2015