Hacks have plagued the gaming industry in recent weeks – from the early leak of the “Grand Theft Auto VI” trailer to Rocksteady finding a ton of its material from “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” ending up online.
The biggest victim though is Insomniac Games, the “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Ratchet and Clank” developer found a bunch of its data exposed ranging from early gameplay footage to private data of the company’s employees.
Millions of files were posted online, including plans for future “Spider-Man” and “X-Men” games that extended for another decade. Almost all major outlets have stood by the company and will not share any material from said hacks.
In a statement released Friday morning, Insomniac has finally commented on the situation and called the leak ‘extremely distressing’. They say:
“Thank you for the outpouring of compassion and unwavering support. It’s deeply appreciated. We’re both saddened and angered about the recent criminal cyberattack on our studio and the emotional toll it’s taken on our dev team. We have focused inwardly for the last several days to support each other.
We are aware that the stolen data includes personal information belonging to our employees, former employees, and independent contractors. It also includes early development details about ‘Marvel’s Wolverine’ for PlayStation 5. We continue working quickly to determine what data was impacted. This experience has been extremely distressing for us.
We want everyone to enjoy the games we develop as intended and as our players deserve. However, like Logan…Insomniac is resilient. ‘Marvel’s Wolverine’ continues as planned. The game is in early production and will no doubt greatly evolve throughout development, as do all our plans.
While we appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm, we will share official information about ‘Marvel’s Wolverine’ when the time is right. On behalf of everyone at Insomniac, thank you for your ongoing support during this challenging time.”
Insomniac most recently released the “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” game in stores in October.