In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, Capcom has set its sights on hackers of its latest fighting game. Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer and Senior Vice-President of Capcom Entertainment posted on the Capcom Unity forums that the company is aware of the news and is working with Microsoft to shut the hackers down, saying their actions are “quite ballsy for folks to be taking hacked Xbox 360s on Live where they are detectable.”
He went on the ask that other members of the forum report any other hackers they run into online in the same thread to help Capcom track down and ban the offenders, since only three were known at the time of his posting.
Hilariously, out of the 25 following posts in the thread, only five were supportive in any fashion. The rest were quite negative in regards to Capcom’s witch-hunting and DLC practices or stating that they didn’t mind having to face off against the hackers because they’re not actually cheating. “Honestly, if I were to play this game and encounter a DLC character that wasn’t out yet, I think I’d just smile and laugh and enjoy the fight with a new opponent,” says BadManDan.
The overwhelmingly negative reaction caused Svensson to close the thread a mere 10 hours after asking gamers to help Capcom catch the hackers.