Microsoft shows Sony some love

The Chief Operating Officer of Xbox has admitted that Microsoft would never wish the PSN hacks on anyone, and that is the reason they have stayed quiet on the situation, until now.

Dennis Durkin was interviewed by Industry Gamers, where the discussion of the Sony hacks came up, and the matter of how it has affected the entire games industry.

“It’s bad for the industry that this has happened to Sony. It’s very, very bad. It’s very damaging,” he explained.

“So we don’t wish that upon anybody and you’ve seen we’ve been actually pretty quiet on the subject because we don’t want to appear to even be looking to be taking advantage of somebody else’s situation like that. That’s just not in our DNA.”

It seems that Sony has now been able to get past the PSN Hacks, and offered a range of complementary games as compensation, but it will leave a sour taste in many mouths for a time yet.

Durkin thinks that security is a top priority and believes that Microsoft’s years of perfecting the Xbox security should reassure Xbox users their details are as secure as possible.

“Like in society, you can’t always protect everything. There are people who are going to want to disrupt things and you can’t always perfectly protect against every scenario, but we’re going to make sure we do everything we can to be sure we’re as secure as we possibly can be.

“And thankfully – I’m grateful to be part of a company like Microsoft, which has such deep investments across its whole ecosystem that we leverage. Because it’s an industry challenge and it’s something that we all have to get better at.”

Being a PS3 user and not an Xbox user I have to agree; almost every gaming related company I can think of have had a high profile hack in the last couple of months or so, is Microsoft next? We will have to wait and see.

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