Insomniac said it waited a few days before making the statement to allow the team to “support each other” after the “emotional impact” of the hack. The company said it was quickly assessing the extent of the damage, but that the upcoming PS5 exclusive Wolverine “will continue as planned.”
“The game is in production and will no doubt evolve throughout development, as will all of our plans,” the statement read. “We will share official information about Marvel’s Wolverine when the time is right.”
Among the confidential information stolen by the hacking group were employee data, company emails and early details of an upcoming Wolverine game.
Fellow game developers, journalists and fans condemned the cyber attack and urged others not to distribute or republish any content. Hacker group Rhysida also claimed to be behind a similar attack on the British Library last month. The modus operandi is to use malicious software to infect the company’s computer network, block files and demand payment for their recovery.
The data leak came in the same week that a British court sentenced a teenager to an indefinite hospital stay for his role in hacking Rockstar, the developer of Grand Theft Auto.