Archive for category Call of Duty: Black Ops
Treyarch’s Community Manager, Josh Olin, announced today that the first COD:BO expansion pack, First Strike, will hit PSN on March 3, 2011. The expansion includes four new multiplayer maps and one new zombie-mode scenario. The DLC was released to XBLA on February 1, 2011, and it is currently rated 78/100 on Metacritic.
Josh Olin, Treyarch’s Community Manage, just tweeted the following:
JD_2020 Josh Olin
The first ever #CODBlackOps Double-XP Weekend will be Feb. 4th – 6th on all platforms.
So for those of you who still care…
Way to ruin the party Treyarch! A bit of an error here shown from a screenshot revealing that no Xbox LIVE Party Chat is available, a bit obvious considering its on the PS3? Not sure whether this means the same net code is used for patches (which would go some way to describing its poor online state) but it has since been removed via a hotfix. Can’t deny that it’s a tad amusing.
Infinity Ward just finished a security meeting that entails the hacks displayed on the PS3 version of games for both hacked and non-hacked consoles. Here is what FourZeroTwo had to say:
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.
He also stated that some of the problems need to be reported to Sony as well, so if you see someone hacking their way to victory, be sure to report them to Sony using this link.
Well it looks like the worst possible scenario has reared its ugly head. Rampant cheating has been confirmed in both Blacks Ops and Modern Warfare 2 by the devs due to recent PS3 security issues. An Activision rep has been quoted as saying that server closure is a “viable” solution.
One can only worry about the extirpation of future multiplayer games. Will Killzone 3 or Uncharted 3 be dilapidated with cheaters? Will Sony usher in a strong ban hammer? This is evidence that homebrew is a pandora’s box. Especially when cheats are established before any anecdotal evidence of any positive homebrew software.
UPDATE Per JD_2020′s Twitter Account:
PS3 Servers comments were taken out of context. @Treyarch’s committed to supporting the PS3 community with some great updates on the way.