Guerrilla Games cracking down on Killzone 3 hackers

Playing Killzone 3 on a modded PS3? You may want to rethink your gameplan. In light of Sony's ongoing battle of attrition with hackers, Guerrilla Games has made it clear it will be working with Sony to deal swift justice to players who use a jailbroken system to gain a competitive online edge.

"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," said studio producer Steven Ter Heide in his chat with CVG, continuing, “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.”

Heide explained that Guerrilla will be actively monitoring online leaderboards and player stats for suspicious activity,  and taking action when foul play is evident. He also noted the studio was not adverse to issuing continual updates if that's what it takes to keep Killzone 3 unsullied by system modders, adding, “That's the reality now, we have to keep patching the game to make sure we keep getting one over the hackers."

Killzone 3 is only a couple day young, so we'll have to wait and see if Guerrilla can keep a lid on the PS3 tomfoolery. In the meantime jailbreakers, consider yourself...cautioned?

[Source: CVG]

Feb 23, 2011

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  • JohnCFL71 - March 30, 2011 6:43 a.m.

    Hacking really ruins the game. "Death to the enemy!"
  • WillisTron - February 27, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    This is the way I see hacking: Say you buy a lacrosse stick, and you decide it would be cool to add spikes on the head for hitting people with. And hey, if you're just playing in your backyard with your brother and nephew, that's all fine and dandy, cause heck, you paid for it, you should be able to do whatever you want with it. BUT, say you want to join the city lacrosse team - under no circumstances should you be aloud to have spikes on your stick, regardless of if "you paid for it", and that's how I see bringing your hacks and modifications online - you're ruining other people's enjoyment that they paid just as much money for all because you insist on cheating. You wanna hack your PS3? Don't let it effect others and I say you're fine.
  • Ch0doBoy - February 24, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    As for the company putting their foot down. Good to see. Alot of people don't know that when you buy a console, you're paying for the hardware. The software still belongs to the company. You're more less paying to own the console and rent the software. Hacking it breaks the User Agreement that I'm guessing half the world has not read. I don't own a PS3, but I know that hacking will destroy the gaming industry like it almost destroyed the computer industry.
  • nevermore - February 24, 2011 12:53 p.m.

    hackers are just self righteous douchebags who believe they are owed something,they need to get a life.
  • peregy - February 24, 2011 12:23 p.m.

    do you people realize that with the hacking of the ps3 they didnt enable any cheats or what?You can hack achievements, whoohoo big deal
  • Clovin64 - February 24, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    This definetly good news. Speaking of which, I think the game just came out today here in the UK.
  • Shagnasty - February 24, 2011 2:24 a.m.

    @Revolution472 No, hackers found a way to ruin the game industry.
  • Revolution472 - February 24, 2011 1:56 a.m.

    Wow they found a way to ruin the gaming industry
  • JohnDagger - February 24, 2011 1:24 a.m.

    HAck the Plan3t!!!! but not really...
  • Modroneman - February 24, 2011 6:09 a.m.

    Wait a minute! I thought Sony already took care of this scum? Well, looks like another fail for Sony.
  • TonyUnger - February 24, 2011 4:21 a.m.

  • Markstone - February 24, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    Its pretty pathetic when people hack a game so they can win
  • Shagnasty - February 24, 2011 2:21 a.m.

    God damn, everything that comes out of BigKingBud's fingertips is pure ignorance. Every damn comment, sheer stupidity. I truly hope you are sterile.
  • BurntToShreds - February 24, 2011 12:28 a.m.

    Nice, crack down on those punks.
  • Hydr0ponicK - February 24, 2011 12:21 a.m.

    Send them to the gallows!!!

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