Infinity Ward community head Rob Bowling has said that it will no longer solely rely on the first-party security of consoles, following reports that Modern Warfare 2 online stats were affected on PS3.
PS3 Modern Warfare 2 players have reportedly had their stats hacked and, in some cases, fully deleted.
The news comes after PlayStation 3 was fully compromised by hackers this year.
One user on the IW forums described the situation as â€œhorrible, just horribleâ€.
â€œGames rely on the security of the encryption on the platforms theyâ€™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,â€ said Bowling.
â€œRegretfully, Call of Duty games are receiving the bulk of the hackersâ€™ attention, due to its high player counts and popularity. However, the number of legitimate players severely outweighs the bad apples.
â€œIf you are concerned about playing with players who are hacking, I encourage you to play exclusively with friends by utilizing the party or private match options in Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty 4 to avoid such players as much as possible until this issue is resolved by Sony.
I know both games suck and are childish soo... that doesn't leave much to discuss