Wolverine Video Game Leaks As Insomniac Is Hacked

Character art that seems to relate to other Marvel characters that may be featured in the game.

Wolverine Video Game Leaks As Insomniac Is Hacked

Insomniac Games has been hacked which includes the Wolverine video game as leaks have been released by the hackers.

A ransomware group named Rhysida – the same hackers behind a recent British Library hack – are demanding a ransom of $2 million payable within a week or they will release all the files they have stolen.

“With just 7 days on the clock, seize the opportunity to bid on exclusive, unique, and impressive data,” Rhysida said on its site it is auctioning off Insomniac’s documents for 50 bitcoin or $2 million. “Open your wallets and be ready to buy exclusive data. We sell only to one hand, no reselling, you will be the only owner!”

Sony has confirmed the hack and that they are investigating.

“We are aware of reports that Insomniac Games has been the victim of a cyber security attack. We are currently investigating this situation. We have no reason to believe that any other SIE or Sony divisions have been impacted,” said Sony in a statement to EuroGamer.

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What was hacked?

Via CyberDaily, the hack includes screenshots of the Wolverine video game, including character art that seems to relate to other Marvel characters that may be featured in the game.

Additional documents include passport scans that appear to belong to Insomniac employees including a former employee who now works at Disney, and documents belonging to a voice actor on the Marvel’s Spider-Man game. Internal emails and signed, confidential documents are also said to be a part of the hack.

The hackers, thought to be from Russia or the Commonwealth of Independent States, released the documents as part of the gang’s proof-of-hack data.

Update: Insomniac didn’t pay the ransom and more leaks have been released.

Announced in 2021

The Wolverine video game was announced back in 2021 and is in development for the PS5. Recently saw it learned the game has a developer from Marvel’s Spider-Man on board. Additional details offer the game will have a mature rating, may get released late in 2024 or in 2025, and may feature Wolverine before he joins the X-Men.

Marvel’s Wolverine is currently in development by Insomniac Games for PlayStation 5. Created in collaboration with Marvel Games and PlayStation,” announced Marvel.com in 2021 with the release of the teaser. “The adamantium-clawed mutant will lead the standalone game directed by Brian Horton (Creative Director) and Cameron Christian (Game Director), who recently led the creative efforts on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.”

Watch the teaser:

Marvel’s Wolverine – Announcement Teaser | PS5

(Note: Top image is fan art)

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