Treyarch Flips On Security Switch For Black Ops PS3

By Colin Tan on February 4, 2011, 2:16AM EDT

In lieu of the PS3 being hacked, allowing users to run unsigned keys and pirated games on Sony's platform, Treyarch has apparently decided to flip the switch for security regarding Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PS3.

"As a platform provider this problem is much graver and has much broader implications to Sony than it does to us," said Treyarch's community manager Josh Olin.

"To us, it's like, it has implications on our game security but we built in a lot of in-game security that we were leveraging and utilising so it was kinda like flipping on a switch for that. I remember the meeting after all the headlines broke, though, and we were like "˜well, I guess, it's time to turn on the security for the PS3 now'!"

Olin also added his thoughts on Sony's predicament and the hackers' stand on the issue.

"It's unfortunate and I think the hacking community with their rational that it makes their homebrew apps possible on the PS3"¦ I mean, okay, that's their argument but they know the larger implication to the players who don't want that and the people who can now modify their game data."

It was previously reported that many cheaters have had their consoles permanently banned from Black Ops servers. Clearly, Treyarch's built-in security is working.


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