Website PS3-Sense has announced that a very reliable source provided them with information that Sony is working on the implementation of a serial key system, meant to combat the increasing number of pirated games played on the Playstation 3. Though Sony has not confirmed this system is in fact in the works, the source apparently indicated that the system has already been implemented in a hidden portion of Playstation Network. New games sold at retailers will include a serial key that can be used to authenticate a game for a total of five times, the same number of times games bought in the Playstation Store can be authenticated and downloaded.
The number of cheating players and pirated games has increased dramatically since hacker George “Geohot” Hotz published the Playstation 3 rootkey. Yesterday, Microsoft offered to give Geohot, who has been involved in a legal battle with Sony, a new Windows Mobile 7 phone.