We may all have different gaming preferences, but we can probably all agree that DDoS attacks suck. Whether it’s the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live that goes down, seeing services get targeted by code junkies for their own selfish entertainment is never nice; at the end of the day, we all just want to enjoy our games – regardless of which platform we’re playing on.
We’re pleased to learn that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are all in constant communication about how to mitigate the impact of these irritating attacks, then. “I don’t think that it’s great when the PSN goes down,” Xbox chief Phil Spencer told Game Informer magazine. “It doesn’t help me. All it does is put the fear and distrust from any gamer that’s out there, so I look at all of us together as this is our collective opportunity to share what we can about what we’re learning and how things are growing. Those conversations happen, which I think is great.”
Slightly muddled sentences aside, we really like what Spencer’s saying here: DDoS attacks are incredibly difficult to defend against, so maybe it’s going to take all three companies working together to prevent them from causing so much damage. There hasn’t been a problem on the PSN for a few months now, so hopefully a few corners have been turned behind closed doors.