COD Black Ops: Close PS3 Servers to Fix Connection Problems?

By Alan Ng - Jan 19, 2011

We have some worrying news to bring to PS3 owners of Call of Duty: Black Ops, as it has been reported that Activision may be looking into the possibility of closing down the PS3 servers to fix the ongoing connection problem which is affecting the game.

As reported from VG247, the news comes from Activision themselves, as a support representative named Dov Carson, messaged a user, with regards to the connection problems, which you won’t need us to remind you, remains a constant frustration.

Below is the key portion of what Carson, of Activision said:

“The publishers have the right to shut down the servers for their game at any time as well which based on the number of reported posts from users may be a viable solution over the free PSN,”

Furthermore, rather than offer the user (Jason Koblovsky) a peace of mind in saying that the connection problems will be fixed up by Treyarch, Activision offered the user a free unsealed game to take back to the retailer, or the chance to exchange it for another Activision title.

What are your thoughts on this one? How would you feel if Activision shut down the PS3 servers to fix the connection problems for good? Is this the right step or not?

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  • dude love

    in the last hour i was booted twice midgame. in the hour after that i posted an ad on kijiji offering it for sale. ive had enough of this garbage. what a disappointment this game has been, and the sad part is its a really fun game but the multiplayer issues with "host migration" and "connection interruption" has pushed me to the point of boycotting anything more from the makers of this game, why risk this problem again? i wouldnt take any offer from these dollarstore videogame makers, why set myself up with something new for the same result? what a FAILURE this game has been

  • Threats of shutting down the “free” psn network at their will because urs “their right” should and must only be rebutted by nit buying activision products in the future. That company makes hundreds of millions in profit off of our patronage. The least they can do is offer us a free workable service to enjoy their product on. It’s called customer service for a reason. Not you just pay me through the nose and not get shit in return. Arghhh I wish I lived in japan or south Korea where I get what u pay for.

  • Sam

    I now far a fact that next week, I'll be exchanging BO for Dead Space 2. It's worth 40$ in exchange. Not bad. I'm done with activision anyway

  • Cod

    Yeah… Agreed. As compensation we should get DLC free and at same time as xbox

  • paps

    close it as long as have to be fixed.aufull gameplay

  • Carlos

    Denied by Treyarch and Activision Support. They said the quote is not from a source and that what was said was taken out of context.

  • Sam

    This is pathetic… they've been developing on ps3 for a while.
    I don't play the game anymore, will probably exchange it for Battlefield bad company.
    How freaking hard can it be, I don't see any other company having that much problems.
    They should be ashamed of the piece of sh*t they've given PS3 users.

  • ri5ival

    Am happy for them to shut it down even if it takes days or weeks but that does not mean that I'll buy the first strike DLC coming to PS3 one month later just because they want us to get it after the fix they activision know 70% of Sony player will not buy it.

  • Ben

    Dependant on the amount of time it would be shut down for i would be definately up for this idea. Providing it isn’t off for weeks…