PS3 mods are “inviting trouble,” says Microsoft’s Satchell

Friday, 11th April 2008 14:25 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Speaking to Eurogamer, Chris Satchell, XNA group manager at Microsoft, has said that he believes Sony – as well as othere companies – is walking on thin ice by allowing users to upload content to its online services.

“I think there’s a potential risk on any platform… where you’re running in what we call native mode, where you’re writing straight to the metal, not a sandbox layer like XNA, and then that runs a script engine and you let people do that in that script engine,” he said.

“Any platform that let’s you do that, and doesn’t have the right security measures in place – whether it’s Sony, whether it’s Nintendo, whether it’s Apple, whether it’s anyone – you’re inviting trouble, because sooner or later someone will want to prove they can do it.”

These quotes are from a broader interview to be found here.



  1. Carlo

    Maybe they don’t fear the overflow as much as MS?

    #1 7 years ago
  2. XDamage

    They’re probably just pissed about the excellent Master Chief skin for UT3. :D

    Anyways, what exactly are they concerned about here? Are they talking about Little Big Planet or Home?
    In that case, an army of moderators will take care of that problem.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    They’re talking more about things like UT3 mods. LBP is pretty much a sandbox.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Tonka

    LBP is a fucking toy box if you ask me.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    One of those lockable ones for adults?

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Blerk

    So… seems over for 360 UT3? :-)

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Whizzo

    Microsoft doesn’t want any of that free content contaminating its console.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. morriss

    UT360 was never going to contain user mods, ever. Can’t be a surprise to anyone. If MS can’t control it, it doesn’t get implemented.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Blerk

    But didn’t Rein say that without user mods they’d never release it on 360?

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Rein likes money.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Tiger Walts

    And UT3 ain’t selling as hot as it’s predecessors on PC.

    #11 7 years ago

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