With the recent root key cracking we have seen what hackers have been doing to the PS3 in a scene reminiscent of South Park’s Indiana Jones rape episode (The China Probrem, Season 12, excellent episode!). Guerrilla, the developers of Killzone 3, have said they will be keeping an eye on the leaderboards for any suspicious activity.
Steven Ter Heide from an interview with CVG:
“The ability for one person to ruin people’s games is not a good prospect obviously, so we’re working with Sony on the moderation side”.
“We’re looking at people misbehaving, being able to follow reports against those so that’s all been taken care of – and we’re working with Sony to see, even more aggressively, what kind of things are happening.
“But at the same time we have to step up as developers and say, ‘OK what are the holes in our game, what is the data, can we analyse that and see where the problems might be?’
“We can look at the leaderboards and the stats that most people are playing with and say, ‘This doesn’t look right. Can we look into that and see what’s happening?’ That’s the reality now, we have to keep patching the game to make sure we keep getting one over the hackers.”
Lets hope they can keep the cheating scum at bay.
Original article: CVG