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EA taking FIFA hacking "very seriously" this year

FIFA 13 should be safe from the hacks that affected FIFA 12 Ultimate Team

Electronic Arts has pledged that this year's FIFA will be safe from the hacking spree that came to categorize FIFA 12 Ultimate Team. EA Games president Frank Gibeau told Joystiq that the company has learned from last year and is putting up "a lot of resources" to prevent hacks geared towards this year's DLC.

"We learned a lot from the experience. A lot of companies are suffering from this right now. There's a lot of sophisticated hacking happening in the gaming industry and it's a continuous battle," said Gibeau.

"We take it very seriously, put a lot of resources on it. The learning from the FIFA example last year has been incorporated this year. There's some incremental and additional things. I don't want to get too detailed because I don't want to tip our hand. Rest assured, we take it very seriously."

EA hired an employee from Microsoft to add extra security measures, but Gibeau realized that additional security can only do so much against dedicated hackers.

"You're never going to win this battle," said Gibeau, recognizing the company can only go so far. "The moment you declare victory, somebody will walk in and show you didn't. So you have to continuously stay on top of it and, most importantly, keep account integrity the first and foremost issue."

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Latest comments (2)

Hugo Dubs Interactive Designer 4 years ago
Why? Cheating is part of the game isn't it?
I was thinking FIFA was a simulation haha
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James Verity4 years ago
every company should take hacking seriously... cheating in games should be stamped on very hard... cheating and hacking wrecks online gaming... I also think the console manufacturers should do more to ban those people that choose to hack and cheat online as well, it makes the use of leader boards pretty pointless... people that hack other users online stats and accounts should have their machines and accounts banned from connecting to the network...
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