Remember the good old days of Game Genie and Action Replay? Japanese company Cyber Gadget is bringing all of that back, with the PlayStation 4 Save Editor set to release this March in the East. The PC-based software, which will cost ¥7,800 (~$70) for a single license and ¥14,800 (~$130) for a triple license, will allow you to edit your progress for extra advantages.
For example, you'll be able to instantly acquire 99,999,999 Gil in Final Fantasy XV or score 999,999 gems in Gravity Rush 2. It's not entirely clear whether this kind of manipulation will help you unlock Trophies, but it seems like the sort of thing that Sony will attempt to ban -- after all, this could seriously break some online games.
The program itself seems well designed: you just copy your save to a USB stick, crack it open in the PS4 Save Editor program, edit the data, and then transfer it back to your console.
You can find out more information about the product on Cyber Gadget's very Japanese website through here. Is this something you'd be in the market for or are you frustrated that some players may be about to get an unfair advantage? Edit your save data in the comments section below.
[source cybergadget.co.jp, via gematsu.com]
what's the point really, if you can't play a game without cheating then you shouldn't be playing the game
part of the fun of gaming is overcoming the challenge of the game with your own skill and cunning
the ONLY time cheating like this would be acceptable is if you lost all your save data somehow
and if you use it on Multiplayer games then you should be permabanned
@FullbringIchigo I can't disagree really.
Haha awesome, I havnt thought about cheat cartridges in years. I used to have this bad boy for my PS1:
Some of the cheats were crazy. I remember spending ages typing out a 100-odd line Nude Raider code for TR3.
@FullbringIchigo Couldn't agree more!My mate had a Game Genie back in the day and he would be just using it for every game that was compatible with it.Once he had it he never played a game without it.He would then boast that he had finished any game that he knew I was stuck on..
@Wazeddie22 at least when you finished a game you had the satisfaction of knowing you did it yourself
I'm pretty sure the action replay broke my ds so I'm pretty wary of products like this...
And this is why games like Destiny have server side saves. I wish all MP games did. I noticed the Ghost Recon Beta saves were local. That's a big negative in my book and it DOES sway my purchasing criteria towards the "pass" side. I feared this day was coming. Very sad.
@Wazeddie22 How do ya feel about stuff like the Konami code in Contra? Hacked cheats I agree with, stuff built into the game I let slide.
I use trainers occasionally, but it's only on games that I've either completely beaten, lost the save file for (which happened recently) or if the game doesn't offer a new game plus after beating it, I'll roll through it like that.
That's on PC though, single player only. There's no point cheating in an online game.
I'm struggling to think of something I'd less like to own. I cherish my time I get to game I have a pretty hectic life. I'd hate to have a game runined for me like this. I recently beat modern warefare remastered on veteran it was so hard but I did it and I'm pleased as punch. I'd be really peeved if this cheating affected my muliplayer experience. I hope Sony find a solution fast.
@BLP_Software I have never played Contra so can't really comment but codes built already into the game to be unlocked fair enough.Especially if they are unlocked AFTER the game has already been beaten.
I just don't understand what satisfaction people would get out of beating a game by cheating.If I can't finish a game or get too frustrated I'd just give up and move on.
I used to love stuff like this on ps1 having sephiroth in your party or mixing mgs1 to be entirely first person.
Stuff like that was really cool but this seems like it just gives you more of what you can already do in the game so not so much fun
I'm all for cheats that offer a chance to just mess around, like how I always spawned tanks in GTA3, but I just don't see the point of using them in order to progress through a game. Takes all the fun out of it.
@kyleforrester87 I had on those things although the only time I used it was to take lots of credits on Gran Turismo. It also functioned as a big memory card back up device.
I'm surprised and curious at how this could exist, from a technological perspective. My assumption was that PS4 saves were encrypted, in a reasonably modern format. If so, then either:
-There's a serious flaw in Sony's encryption scheme
-The program relies on computer resources to brute-force the encryption. If the encryption is light enough to allow it, that's is an option-one scale flaw in itself
-These guys have cracked or gotten ahold of Sony's encryption key, which raises the question of whether Sony could update the key without bricking millions of old saves
-Or it could all be a scam/hoax.
[Edit: I think bullet-point display might be broken in the comment system here following the site update; I've had to intentionally mangle this comment's formatting so as not to trigger it]
The only game I would ever consider cheating in is GTA Online for more money. That game is so completely frustrating and unfun without money. But if I was going to cheat at that game I probaby just as easily, or even more so, wouldn't even play it. I don't even have it installed and I have so many other games. It isn't worth getting your account banned and cheating is for losers.
Does have as much use today as it did back then, back then you could use to get unlockable but nearly everything today is DLC instead
@OldSchoolHeel and that's a fair use of a cheat system, you already finished the game so using it then to add a bit of spice to the game is perfectly fine
i just feel IF you need to cheat with a cheat device or by modifiing your save file to finish an game then maybe you shouldn't be playing the game
Get in, Loved trying out codes back in the day, that said I was really young and had only finished about 2 games up until that point.
I hope it disables trophies for people that use it like Mods do on Skyrim and Fallout.
Am definitely going to check this out (dishonored 1 with all powers from start is something ive wanted for ages). But wonder how long itll take sony to adapt and get rid of it?
@OldSchoolHeel i guess but the main issue here is that people WILL use this system to give them an edge when playing online
Cheating is for losers. I can understand the funny singleplayer cheats for GTA those are for fun the rest is sad. Multiplayer cheaters should always be banned.
I can see game companies opposing this since it breaks microtransactions and pay to win games.
Cheats can be fun when you have already played a game to death and they allow you to make impossible things or just goof around.
Wow, why such negative opinions about game codes that are just basically game mods. Sure codes could be used to get through mission with god mode, but codes offered more than just easy wins.
Gta 3 for example had codes that modified garages, weather changes, slo mo, spawn tanks, armed peds riot, ect . All from controller input or various disks with codes. You know what? It was fun and offered me more ways to play the game the way i want to play it.
With the PS3 came hd graphics but the sad end to mod codes for all but a few games. How well this PS4 save editor works is to be seen, but i would love some codes for Mafia 3 and Fallout 4.
With patches for games and software so often I doubt this will ever work consistently for any AAA game that anybody cares about. No thanks anyway.
Everyone should be free to do with their offline games what they want. If online play gets affected by this Sony needs to start banning people. Cheaters totally ruined rayman's online play for me since there is no point in even trying to enter the top 10.
That being said, I had looked into this company's 3ds tool. Staff told me it only works with japanese games. I know in the case of 3ds there is a region lock and the company themselves won't release any patches for non-japanese games. And their software is in japanese. Unless the PS4 tool gets some serious support from western players, the tool will be useless for most people.
I wish cheats were still a thing for people that wish to use them, I would always play through a game on my 2nd playthrough with cheats and you would have friends discussing them in the playground during breaks.
Now the nearest thing we have to cheats is dlc
Doubt it would affect online as a rule.
Most online games save server side, rather than local.
So Id wager it wouldnt really affect competetive online games.
As far as local is concerned though, to each their own.
Not sure how well a cheat device could fly these days, what with mods and such, but I honestly miss the days of using my Codebreaker to play as Riku in Kingdom Hearts II. Creative stuff like that I wish still existed for consoles.
Game genie was fun back in the day. Messing with the codes to make Mario jump so high u would get stuck to "ceiling" and fly through lvls but, gaming has changed a lot since back then and I wouldn't want this product at all now. With trophies and friends gaming has been taken to another level. I personally don't want or need to cheat. I died 78 times this weekend playing ds3 and I loved every second of it.
I've never used anything like it and never will, anyone who does should give up gaming and take up reading (comic's), this is just a step back from website's dedicated to breaking game's with cheat's and hack's. I hope any potential buyer has a car crash on the way to work today, maybe not death but a broken bone or two would cheer me up.
... now I can finally finish Dark Souls 3 muahahahahahaha rolleyes
I have Game Genie for NES, Genesis and Super NES and Game Shark and Action replay for most of the others. The only times I really ended up using them, was just to get further into the game, or have some fun with friends at the time (Ren And Stimpy was always fun, and having 'easy fatalities' on Mortal Kombat 2 was a blast to actually see them). Other than that, I really don't care for them anymore, call it being more of an older gamer, it makes it more fun to play it on your own. Getting trophies also adds more fun for me and more replay value to the games (Which is something that nintendo needs to consider, instead of listening to their hardcore fans who think that trophies/achievements ruin a game)...the trophies make it more fun for many people.
Other than that, I had something like this for game saves, and I remember that it took forever to figure it out and then it messed with the game so much, that it became useless, and the price of this one, wouldn't doubt me anymore. I'll just take to beating the games on my own!
@ellsworth004 My thoughts exactly...fun with the 8bit and 16bit consoles, and even good with some of the PS2 and Gamecube games, but not good anymore. More fun to EARN the trophies by yourself.
Cheats always ruin games for me. I know some people love them though.
Oh man - blast from the past. I loved my game genie as a kid but then I found some games on NES and SNES really really tough and Game Genie made me play the same games over and over again. That said, I think the game landscape has changed somewhat now and just not necessary. Plus, I am not risking any breakages!
So, mods for ps4 exclusives then?
At this point, seems more potential trouble than it's worth
@xMEADx ...because they wanted to cheat on a single player game that they paid money for? Lol oook
I remember that thing.
Some of us don't have the time or inclination to grind 100 hours away in a jrpg.
Especially not with the insane backlogs everybody has these days.
And this thing will be blocked in a upcoming patch anyway.
I had a friend who had an action replay ds, and would always brag and fight me with his impossible to obtain legendaries. He also used Meta Knight in Brawl. Scum.
Bad news for those planning to get the editor. I asked the company and non-japanese game saves won't be usable with the pre-registered codes at all. Meaning, even though FFXV codes are available in the software, it wouldnt for example recognize a FFXV (US) save file as eligible to edit.
They didn't clarify, but this prrobably means that any non-japanese save files will have to be manually edited which can be very time consuming and frustrating (based on my experiments with iPhone games).
Plus they have no plan to release the software in English at this point.
@Fath not a hoax. The company has a long running track record of this kind of software for all sorts of consoles.
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