Tue, Apr 26, 2011 | 16:28 BST
“PSN being out definitely affects our bottom line,” says PixelJunk developer
Q-Games’ Dylan Cuthbert has said the firm has taken a bit of a financial hit since Sony took down PSN due to an “external intrusion” into the system.
“PSN being out definitely affects our bottom line, but as long as the people who were going to be playing Shooter 2 and other PixelJunk titles will get right back in there playing them when it comes back up we’ll be happy and hopefully income won’t be dented too much,” Cuthbert told Industry Gamers.
“Sony has contacted us to let us know they are working as hard as they can 24 hours a day to fully correct and secure the breach. Apart from that, we don’t know any other information. Fingers crossed they’ll get it up and running very soon.”
There’s reason to believe that a custom firmware hack is behind Sony taking PSN offline last week, and while Sony has admitted the external intrusion, it has yet to confirm the hack which allows users to download as much content from PSN’s retail servers as they like is behind the service being offline.
According to details on the hack, it is essentially a firmware which turns a purchased PS3 into a dev kit, making PSN think the system is part of the trusted developer network of Sony thus failing to check further details such as authenticity and credit card numbers.