Huge Capcom Leak Reveals Resident Evil 4 VR, New Shooter, And More
Leaks are nothing new in the gaming industry, but massive leaks such as the one Capcom recently experienced aren’t among the more common ones. Instead of it being just a project or detail about a game, a targeted ransomware attack has resulted in the leak of several things, including details about the likes of a Resident Evil 4 Oculus port, a new shooter, and much more.
The attack itself seems to have targeted Capcom’s email and file servers, which resulted in the hackers acquiring a plethora of information such as game details and personal details. According to the post on Resetera, a lot of details were pulled from those files. For starters, the leak points to an April launch for Resident Evil Village as well as a new RE multiplayer experience that is internally referred to as Project Highway/Village Online, which is apparently a battle royale mode. In addition to this, it was leaked that an Oculus port of Resident Evil 4 is in the works.
Outside of the Resident Evil franchise, Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2 are looking at a October 2021 and June 2021 release respectively. As for new projects, a new shooter titled “Shield” was revealed as well as “Guillotine.” Source code for DMC2 and Umbrella Chronicles were also included in the leak.
Capcom has since addressed the leak, saying:
“Beginning in the early morning hours of November 2, 2020 some of the Capcom Group networks experienced issues that affected access to certain systems, including email and file servers. The company has confirmed that this was due to unauthorized access carried out by a third party, and that it has halted some operations of its internal networks as of November 2. Capcom expressed its deepest regret for any inconvenience this may cause to its various stakeholders. Further, it stated that at present there is no indication that any customer information was breached. This incident has not affected connections for playing the company’s games online or access to its various websites.
“Presently, Capcom is consulting with the police as well as other related authorities while both carrying out an investigation and taking measures to restore its systems. The company will continue to offer relevant updates as the facts become clear, via its websites and other means.”
Of course, as this is a leak, it is best to keep the salt nearby. It is also important to note that a lot of the documents obtained in the attack are from 2018 and there is a good chance that some plans have changed, especially due to the ongoing pandemic. Either way, a lot of what was revealed is set for 2021, so it will be interesting to see what Capcom has planned moving forward. Here’s to hoping they are able to get this situation under control before any further damage is possibly done.
Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you surprised by everything that was revealed to be coming from Capcom because of the leak? Do you think we are going to see more details leaked in the coming weeks? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.