Treyarch beefs up PS3 security post-hack

Black Ops studio not taking any chances.

Call of Duty: Black Ops developer Treyarch has brought in increased security measure following the much-publicised PlayStation 3 security breach last month.

Speaking to NowGamer, community manager Josh Olin explained that as soon as news of the hack broke, the studio took its own measures to protect its IP.

"As a platform provider, this problem is much graver and has much broader implications to Sony than it does to us," he explained.

"To us, it's like, it has implications on our game security but we built in a lot of in-game security that we were leveraging and utilising so it was kinda like flipping on a switch for that.

"I remember the meeting after all the headlines broke, though, and we were like 'well, I guess, it's time to turn on the security for the PS3 now'!"

Last week, Sony drew first blood in its legal action against the hackers, securing a restraining order against George Hotz and his team. And it seems Olin is sat firmly in the platform holder's corner.

"It's unfortunate and I think the hacking community with their rational that it makes their homebrew apps possible on the PS3... I mean, okay, that's their argument but they know the larger implication to the players who don't want that and the people who can now modify their game data," he explained.

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