The recent activity by hackers on our favorite console (the PS3) has many people in the industry a bit worried, and while you can count Killzone developer Guerrilla Games among those people, they have a plan to deal with any hackers they might run across.
Speaking with CVG, Producer at Guerrilla Games Steven Ter Heide stated that the recent events with the hackers is indeed a concern and that the firm is looking at every angle and working with Sony to combat any possible issues.
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 analyze 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.
It’s good to see Guerrilla Games being very active in trying to keep our online fun intact. Killzone 3 released this past Tuesday in the States, and is rolling out across the world this week, to rave reviews, including ours here.