Hackers claim to have broken Wii U

Hackers claim to have broken Wii U

By Ben Parfitt

May 1st 2013 at 9:42AM

Wiikey collective stakes claim to 'next-gen' hack through tweaked optical drive software

Pirated games can now be played on the Wii U, a group of modders have claimed.

Eurogamer reports that Wiikey, the collective that first cracked the now widely pirated Wii, said in a statement on its site: "Yes, its real. We have now completely reversed the WiiU drive authentification, disk encryption, file system, and everything else needed for this next generation K3y. Stay tuned for updates.”

The crack is believed to be based on the altering of the console’s optical drive software – the same technique used to break the security measures found in Xbox 360 and PS3.

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