Is it possible for Nintendo to someday stop future pirated games from working on hacked switches?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Toon Link, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Toon Link

    Toon Link Member

    Jun 2, 2016
    United States
    Do you think that Nintendo will make it so a game like Metroid Prime 4 will only run on a 2nd generation unhackable switch or a unhackable firmware?
    Any reason to be worried as a extreme pirate??
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  2. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 6, 2002
    United States
    Why are you so worry ? LOL. Never. Pirate is here to stay.. They will always find a way to hack. No matter what.
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  3. MythicalData

    MythicalData GBAtemp Maniac

    May 11, 2017
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    Limiting video games to certain model types would be ridiculous (oh wait n3ds exclusives....)
  4. Masamune3210

    Masamune3210 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 23, 2016
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    There is no such thing has unhackable, just harder or easier
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  8. nashismo

    nashismo GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 5, 2013
    Home sweet Home (Mi casita)

    Nintendo! YOU WILL NEVER WIN against pirates...

    If someone remember MK3, read it with Shao Kahn's voice :)

    But seriously, there will always be a way, that's the beuty of piracy ;)
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  9. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Intel Pentium III Hamster inside

    Aug 27, 2009
    United States
    inside your crappy old PC
    i doubt it for nsp's dumped from eshop (which is risky on it's own) carts may have AP like on the DS (Pokemon hg/ss b/w(2) to name some) where dumping it to an xci/nsp would trigger the AP but nothing we can't do with patching the xci's
  10. Captain_N

    Captain_N GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Mar 29, 2010
    United States
    even if they did it would be defeated.
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  11. smf

    smf GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 23, 2009
    United Kingdom
    They could try, whether they will try is another matter & how long it would take to be broken is something else.

    It happened for a while on the PS3.

    If they released a game now that required 7.0.0 then it may as well be an unhackable firmware.
    Last edited by smf, Feb 18, 2019
  12. RHOPKINS13

    RHOPKINS13 Geek

    Jan 31, 2009
    United States
    They could release games with new encryption schemes, with required firmware updates to use them.

    But it's generally only a matter of time before they get cracked again anyway.
  13. Ericthegreat

    Ericthegreat Not New Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    United States
    First, it'll probably be years for Metroid Prime 4, retro studios just took over the project, AAA quality games usually have around a 3 year turn around. Next, we dont know maybe a new key will come out that we cant crack for some reason, that doesn't mean we will never get it, but it might take a while, few months, who knows maybe longer, but the switch is pretty popular and pretty cracked open, so it SHOULD happen fast, but who knows, none of us know the future, you just have to wait and see, you could be dead tomorrow.
  14. stephrk398

    stephrk398 GBAtemp Fan

    May 29, 2018
    United States
    Watch, Nintendo will hire Denuvo to squeeze out a few sales in the days following a new release. :rofl2:
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  16. ZachyCatGames

    ZachyCatGames GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 19, 2018
    United States
    If Ninty releases a game that requires 7.0.0 just find one of the few people who have the 7.0.0 keys and ask them to re-encrypt it with 6.2.0 keys or something and hope that it'll work :shrek:
  17. Unleanone999

    Unleanone999 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 15, 2018
    They can't really stop piracy, at best they can only delay the inevitable.

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    Jun 24, 2012
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    yeah... Nintendo it's so bad for selling 3-4 games only for NN3DS
  19. renjiVII

    renjiVII Advanced Member

    Feb 4, 2015
    British Columbia
    Nintendo beefing up their countermeasures against hacks in the long run, highly unlikely. Nintendo consoles has been hacked many times over the decades, it only takes just 1 genius person out of a million to find an exploit for it and it becomes available to the public. It's a cycle that never ends.
  20. noahc3

    noahc3 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 17, 2015

    Yes, lets just have the game not run on the first ~10 million units sold! Genius!
  21. osaka35

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    Doubtful. They want to leverage as many people as possible to buy these games, so they won't limit it to new models. "new 3ds only" games all came rather late in the 3ds life, and we're very much closer to the beginning than the end of the switch life.

    New firmware is perfectly possible, and may make it harder to play immediately. But everyone will have a free emunand that works well by then, so I doubt it'll be a problem.

    tl;dr, no need to worry.
  22. Dan-the-Rebirth

    Dan-the-Rebirth GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 5, 2014
    Always online could be a option to stop piracy on switch. Mario Maker 2 will be a very limited game on a hacked console
  23. driverdis

    driverdis I am Justice

    Sep 21, 2011
    United States
    The equivalent to old school android root checks and possibly even SafetyNet style checks for online games while online is a possibility. Android and IOS devices do this now for some games and banking apps and require further steps to bypass these checks.
  24. masagrator

    masagrator The developper

    Oct 14, 2018
    This was a case for a very long time in PCMR and because of too big server traffic, often server shutdowns, etc. every SP game now doesn't have "always online" feature.
    And remember X One announcement. It was a PR disaster. We have portable console without way to play outside without Wi-Fi, so this makes it even worse.
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