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

Friday, 11 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.