Chicago (IL) – Ubisoft, the company behind video game franchises such as Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell, deals with a leak that revealed details such as images of virtually every upcoming major title to the Internet. The incident included information about unannounced games such as Farcry 2, Prince of Persia 4, and Splinter Cell: Conviction.
The leak occurred in the shape of a massive 2 GB compressed file in RAR format that was located in the public area of Ubisoft’s FTP server. It did not take long until links to the file were posted across the Internet, including sites such Gaming-Age.com.
According to the postings, the file included images such as concept art, game logos, screenshots and even videos of more than 15 games from Ubisoft. The company has since removed the link from their FTP site, though many online users had already downloaded it and posted information and screenshots throughout the Internet.
Ubisoft wasn’t happy about the leak. In a statement, Ubisoft said, “We are clearly displeased that confidential information from Ubisoft has been distributed on the internet. The publication of this type of information can only be harmful to the game development process and we will take all steps necessary to prevent this from happening in the future. We are still investigating the events that lead to this information leak and at this time have no further comment.”