The mod chip of Microsoft Xbox 360 is likely to be released within weeks.
A member of a hacker group disclosed to press that they will finish the first mod chip of Xbox360 in a couple of weeks.
"Everyone of us is endeavoring to develop a mod chip with complete functions. With the chip, gamers will access all functions of Xbox360. We think the chip will be available at market in a couple of weeks. But as the first attempt, the first batch of chips may be complex and they may not function very well."
Information from another hacker group says pirate games for Xbox360 will be on sale in February or March in 2006.
Reacting to the escalation of IP aggression against Xbox 360, Microsoft released a statement over the weekend reading, "We have made improvements on both the hardware and software side to protect Xbox 360 against piracy and modding. With Xbox 360, we had the benefit of learning from our experiences on Xbox. This allowed us to identify points of weakness that were exploited by hackers in the first generation and to eliminate those vulnerabilities in Xbox 360."