In light of the recent console cheating news for Call of Duty Warzone that we reported on last week where a company was touting it can work on “any console,” it would seem that the development behind the tool has been canceled as Activision has stepped in to make sure this never becomes the bane of fair gamers.
In a statement issued by the developer via their website, they note that their intentions were never to do anything illegal, all while citing some of the assistive benefits this tool was going to bring.
This statement was not required.
However, at the request of Activision Publishing, Inc (“Activision”), I will no longer be developing or providing access to software that could be used to exploit their games. My intent was never to do anything illegal. At the end of the video that brought so much attention to this project, it stated “coming soon”. The software was never published.
This type of technology has other actual assistive benefits, for example, by pointing a webcam at yourself you could control movement without the use of limbs. Unfortunately, because of its potential negative impact I will not be developing it further.
While the dev team’s statement of the software being capable of being an assistive tool, we all know the vast majority of gamers will pick it up in order to use aimbots, wall hacks, and gain other unfair advantages in Activision’s hit free-to-play battle royale game.
Let’s hope that other cheat makers get the same treatment, and are forced to not peddle their cheats anymore