After the chaos that the Christmas Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo to enter talks to find a common solution. In the past year DDoS have become more frequent. The cyber-crime to cause distress to Xbox Live and PSN networks during a time when kids were eager to play their new Xbox One and PS4 consoles. It’s become such an issue that it’s actually prompted the trio will tackle the issue together, while its unclear how they plan preventing a DDoS attack it’s great to see that they’ve managed to bury the hatchet to keep the gaming community happy. DDoS is something that is very difficult to counter as it simply involves overloading a server with requests to crash it.
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer revealed in an interview with GameInformer that he had been talking with Sony and Nintendo regarding the attacks, and believes working together is beneficial for all parties.
‘It doesn’t help me. All it does is put the fear and distrust from any gamer that’s out there, so I look at all of us together as this is our collective opportunity to share what we can about what we’re learning and how things are growing. Those conversations happen, which I think is great.’
He added that the Christmas attacks had been a ‘learning experience’ and that, ‘Our commitment to Xbox One customers is to make sure our service is robust and reliable’.