The recent news of a PS3 hack that enables users to manipulate their console's data, including Trophies and even Player Stats has urged the oft reclusive and quiet Infinity Ward to reveal they'll be employing new security measures with their future releases, and won't be relying on platform security.
"Games rely on the security of the encryption on the platforms they're played on," said Robert Bowling
, Infinity Ward's Community mnager. "Therefore; updates to the game through patches will not resolve this problem, unless the security exploit itself is resolved on the platform. Regretfully, Call of Duty games are receiving the bulk of the hackers’ attention, due to its high player counts and popularity. However, the number of legitimate players severely outweighs the bad apples."
Whether this means we'll see DRM employed in the next Modern Warfare or not remains to be seen, but they're taking it all pretty seriously.
"In the future we plan to adjust our approach to not rely solely on platform security and reduce the ability for this to happen in our games, as has already been displayed by the work Treyarch has done on Call of Duty: Black Ops to prevent similar measures,” Bowling said.