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Infinity Ward Plans Additional Security for Future Titles, Due to PS3 Hack

by Jeff Mattas, Jan 17, 2011 5:30pm PST

In light of the recent hacking exploit that exposes the PlayStation 3 to things ranging from trophy manipulation to piracy, developer Infinity Ward has indicated that it will begin using additional security measures for its future titles, and "not rely solely on platform security." (via VG247)

The announcement also comes in light of the fact that the recent developments have allowed the manipulation of Modern Warfare 2 player stats on the PlayStation 3.

"Games rely on the security of the encryption on the platforms they're played on, therefore; updates to the game through patches will not resolve this problem, unless the security exploit itself is resolved on the platform," said Rob Bowling, Infinity Ward's Community Manager.

Bowling went on to say that Modern Warfare 2 was being hit the hardest, due to its popularity, but that the "number of legitimate players severely outweighs the bad apples." Bowling suggests playing with friends to avoid the problem altogether, but also points out that the issue only concerns "legacy games such as Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2."





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