The gaming industry rallies behind Insomniac Games after massive leak

by Danny Craig  · 
The gaming industry rallies behind Insomniac Games after massive leak
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After over a million internal files were leaked online earlier this week, studios and prominent figures in the gaming industry began sharing messages of support for Insomniac Games.

The details:

  • The developer of Marvel's Spider-Man, Insomniac Games, has been the target of a cyberattack by the ransomware group Rhysida. The attackers stole over 1.6 TB of data from the developer's servers, including development plans for the next decade, personal information about employees, and assets from its Wolverine project, and made it public.

  • Although some fans are excited to see an inside look at the studio's projects, the general consensus appears to be that the leak is heartbreaking, with developers from all over the world expressing their support for Insomniac. "We can't wait to experience your next games whenever you feel they're ready!" wrote Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann on X, while Alan Wake 2 developer Remedy Entertainment expressed sympathies to the studio and condemned those responsible.

  • Roger Clark, best known for his role as Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2, also stated that despite the horrific situation, "it's been nice to see the games community come together and show their support for Insomniac." Kinda Funny's Greg Miller instead took the time to share that the show will not discuss any of the leaked details over the next week, but will instead use the time to raise awareness about the effects that hacks like this can have on those developing the titles behind the scenes.

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