As a result of the hacks that hit Insomniac, a Wolverine playable game has leaked online, which has caused both Sony and Insomniac to respond.
What happened is a hacker group hacked Insomniac and demanded a $2 million ransom, which Insomniac didn’t pay, so the hacker group released all kinds of data.
While initially footage and info from the upcoming Wolverine video game was leaked, it turns out a playable version of the game was also leaked online which some fans have downloaded to play.
However, following the leak of the playable Wolverine game, Sony and Insomniac actually filed copyright notices with various Internet Service Providers. So in turn, the ISPs sent a copyright demand to whoever downloaded the game via their IP addresses to delete the game. The ISP has on record what websites you visit, so it has a record if you visited the hacker website/link to download the game (using a VPN hides this).
“This experience has been extremely distressing for us.“
Following the leaks, Insomniac addressed the leaks on social media and said they are still releasing the Wolverine game:
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.