Infinity Ward have issued a statement reassuring PS3 players of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that the studio are actively looking into the recent security issues that have beleaguered legitimate players of the online shooter. Though admitting it may take some time to release any anti-hacking countermeasures, they will combat the burgeoning cheating culture on their game.
Posting on Infinity Ward’s official forum, Creative Strategist Robert Bowling has updated concerned players regarding where the studio are in terms of remedying the recent hacking exploits. He said:
I just left a security meeting with the coders here at Infinity Ward where we discussed a lot of solutions. I feel good about the meeting, but of course I can’t go into detail on the possible solutions we discussed as we don’t want to give out any information that could potentially hinder the security any further.
Once I have more information, I will post it here.
The key factor I want you to know is, that while any update takes time, we are looking to make the process as quick as possible and nothing is being left unattended.
Our main focus right now is on:
1) Preventing hackers from affecting legitimate players.
2) Addressing users who have already been affected.
In his original post, Bowling continues to ask players to report inappropriate players to Sony. He also goes on to confirm that, in future, Infinity Ward will not solely rely on the in-built security infrastructure of a console. Going forward, Infinity Ward will also employ a “belts and suspenders” approach, tightening up security from a code perspective. He assures:
In the future we plan to adjust our approach to not rely solely on platform security and reduce the ability for this to happen in our games, as has already been displayed by the work Treyarch has done on Call of Duty: Black Ops to prevent similar measures.
Source: Infinity Ward forum