Five high-profile leaks
We already told you that having knowledge ahead of time of the existence of a game, or having the code itself to download it before it goes on sale, It is a practice that tends to happen too often. Without going any further, a few days ago, Ubisoft suffered a leak important around the new Assassin’s Creed of 2023 where we learned about their plans a few hours before the official presentation on September 10.
Although if you think so, we are going to remind you of the five bloodiest cases of the last 20 years. Are these.
half life 2
The gaming world was excited by the arrival of half life 2 to stores in October 2003 but a year earlier, the entire source code was leaked onto the internet. The game as it was developed at that time. Needless to say, everyone who wanted to download it did so and was able to try it, which did not affect its success when it was released on Steam. The culprit of the leak, a young German, was reported for theft, although it was later shown that the company’s servers had been infected by some type of malware.
Something similar to what happened with half life 2 it happened to doom 3which appeared on the internet published with an alpha version which did not contain the complete game, but a build pretty initial. Even so, it had three phases and clearly showed its new setting, graphic style and gameplay. As in the previous cases, these leaks did not prevent the success of the video game.
Assassin’s Creed III
In the spring of 2012 Ubisoft had already planned the announcement of its new game, an important one because it was the first installment without Ezio and the Rebirth as a background scenario so I wanted to take care of all the details of how it would become official. The problem is that two days before the media gave it exclusives, all that leaked material appeared: name, logo, characters, location, cities that could be played, and even a video with gameplay.
This leak was really funny because no one outside of Arkane was involved, but it was Ralph Colantonio himself, president of the study, who gave the good news to the world. someone from staff He was kind enough to connect the rehearsal of the presentation on Twitch and those who managed to see it live learned first-hand about all the news that Bethesda was preparing, including this Dishonored 2.
resident Evil 6
Finally we have another type of leak that, no less scandalous, is not capable of angering the developer, in this case Capcom. With the game already finished and on the way to the stores, an establishment appeared in Poland that, we do not know if voluntarily or involuntarily, started selling the units a month earlier than in the rest of the planet. Result? The Internet was filled with gameplays and videos gutting the story and ending the secrecy that Capcom wanted around its star title.