QUOTE(dragoscojan @ Mar 29 2011, 11:10 PM)
maybe they will just use another disc structure for their games?i guess you all know that every disc has about 1gb of unused space (video padding or something similar,that's why no installed game has over 6gb,although the iso is 7,3gb in size),so more space for developers to use in their games.
Bayonetta is 6.8GB installed, Wanted WOF is 6.79GB installed. You they have the dashboard update which is ~100MB and the video which is displayed if you instert the disc into a DVD player. So they aren't wasting that much space, so I imagine this is solely for stopping backups and they may make a few other tweaks while they are at it.
i don't think this is possible.why didn't they update all the 73450c and 83850c liteon drives to 93450c back in september 09?the 93450c was "unhackable" for quite some time (almost 3 months),and the MRA hack is not something everybody can pull off.
I believe it is possible for them to flash a drive from the console, i'm sure Redline99 commented on it over on XH when people were asking him if he could add drive flashing to Xellous. Xellous can instruct a drive to store any DVD key in it's firmware as it is, and if the console can do that it's likely it can flash new firmware to the drive.
I imagine they have two major risks. One is that it could brick drives, the other is that people could reverse engineer the update and then use JTAG's to flash drives.This post has been edited by tk_saturn: Mar 29 2011, 11:36 PM