The recent hacking of Capcom has resulted in various leakage of countless sensitive information such as the launch date for Resident Evil 8. The upcoming horror survival game is a direct sequel of Resident Evil 7, which is now considered the second most successful video game made by Capcom. The sequel follows a couple of remakes of the second and third entries in the franchise, both of which have been critically acclaimed as well.
A few days ago, Capcom was hit with a major data breach. Hackers penetrated the company’s private server and took with them valuable information before the tech experts shut them out. Despite initial reports to the contrary, the hackers were able to run away with the personal data of at least 350,000 Capcom customers.
Luckily, credit card information wasn’t affected, but this is still a massive hacking, and one with considerable complications. Players should not have to give their personal information on the line in order to enjoy a video game after all.
Along with the private information, the hacker group appears to have also gotten away with important data regarding Capcom’s future game releases. The information was shared on ResetEra, along with the copy of the ransom note the hackers sent to Capcom when they infiltrated their private files.
There are several significant bits of details revealed in this leak, especially about the upcoming Resident Evil game. The leak claims that Resident Evil 8 will be released sometime in April and that Capcom will be releasing a demo beforehand.
Allegedly, Resident Evil 8 will also be released on the current-gen consoles, a tactic shared by most games launching during the transition period. A version of Resident Evil 4 for the Oculus VR has also been leaked, as well as a Resident Evil multiplayer in the form of a battle royale of some sorts.
Leaks are typically the least principled way to stay informed about publishers and video games, and typically, they are not to be promoted either. The recent Capcom hack placed thousands of peoples’ private information at risk, and that’s much more critical than learning when a video game is going to be released.
Tons of valuable information has been made available this time, and as exciting as it is, players should never forget how immoral and dangerous these hacks are. This is not the first time that essential video game data has been leaked on the internet, and it certainly won’t be the last.
The web is filled with people who have the skills and lack of compassion necessary to carry out a plan like this. Fans can only hope that Capcom will learn from this mishap and tighten its cybersecurity, or details about Resident Evil 8 won’t be the worst thing it will lose.