Rumor: Sony to Implement Serial Activation codes for Games

A dutch website has some very interesting news regarding Sony’s response to the recent firmware hack introduced to the PS3. Again, it is important to note that this is a rumor despite claims that the dutch site has “a very reliable source.” The idea is that Sony will introduce a serial code system. Reportedly, this serial code measure actually exists behind the scenes on the Playstation Network. Below is a translated excerpt using some translation tools from google, so keep that in mind as you read it.

The feature would be present even at the PlayStation Network but is currently still hidden. It is a serial system “which Sony will soon start working. Since the root keys on the street you can see every homebrew tool (including backup management) make it sound like it was made by Sony. This makes it so hard for Sony to gamers with backup managers to detect and block. The idea is that soon every Blu-ray disc, disc with a unique number, comes with a serial key. These ‘serial-key then works then only with its Blu-ray disc with matching number.

This method of protecting games is already established with most games on the PC side of things. It will be interesting to see how this one pans out if it is true.