PS3 hacks evoke a wide range of responses from game studios

PS3 hacks evoke a wide range of responses from game studios.

[newsimage][/newsimage]We reported last week how a marked increase in hackers playing the online portion of hit shooter "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" on PlayStation 3 left developer Infinity Ward befuddled. While Infinity Ward struggled to sort out its own mess, fellow Call of Duty developer Treyarch spent the weekend banning unscrupulous "Black Ops" players. What does this developer disconnect say about the future of video game development on consoles which, for better or worse, are being opened up?

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I loved that bit at the end about the Dreamcast. It really was the best system, purely because it was very easy to hack and run homebrew programs without any modchips or firmware hacking.

I also loved the use of the word “befuddled” in the first sentence.

Yah originally I thought the DreamCast was a victim of rampant piracy. However the 360 has been hacked for years, with a simple a flash of the dvd drive firmware, its as easy to pirate as the DC (albeit you didn’t have to mod the dc drive). Yet the 360 has become very profitible despite piracy. Other then banning consoles from online play (and the recently implemented copy protection), Microsoft has taken it with easy.

Sony on the other hand, has gone into full panic mode. The xbox1 was also a very hacked console. It created an increase in console sales. The same could happen with the ps3. If Sony could figure out how to turn a profit on the actual consoles (instead of the modern way of selling consoles at a loss, and making it up on game sales). They could start making money. The 360 hardware has turned profits for a while, but I don’t think the ps3 does. Maybe thats why Sony’s panicking. Selling consoles at a loss to people who won’t buy the games?