Report: Activision says closing Black Ops PSN servers may be “viable”

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 01:50 GMT

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In response to ongoing connection issues and vocal customer criticism, a spokesperson for Activision has reportedly told an angry PlayStation 3 owner that the publisher may shut down Call of Duty: Black Ops’ PlayStation Network servers.

Senior support representative Dov Carson apparently replied to blogger Jason Koblovsky‘s complaints by advising that Activision may be prepared to close the game’s PSN servers.

“The publishers have the right to shut down the servers for their game at any time as well which based on the number of reported posts from users may be a viable solution over the free PSN,” he wrote.

Carson suggested to Koblovsky that the latter return his Black Ops disc to Activision, offering a “one time courtesy” exchange for another title, another platform’s version of Black Ops, or an unopened disc to return to a retailer.

Sister studio Infinity Ward also seems to be giving up on Sony’s network, laying the blame for Modern Warfare 2’s security issues at the platform holder’s door.

Activision’s told us it’s “looking into” the matter for us this morning.

Thanks, Game Politics.

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