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A shocking security breach this week has laid bare Spider-Man 2 developer Insomniac’s plans for the next 5 years. Orchestrated by the ransomware group Ryhsida, it’s exposed a trove of internal documents and information, revealing the company’s plans for the coming years.

The incident began with the hacker group Ryhsida demanding a hefty ransom of 50 bitcoins, equivalent to approximately $2 million, to prevent the release of the stolen data. The group specifically targeted Insomniac due to its high-profile status in the gaming industry, viewing it as an enticing target for a potential financial gain.

The breach, which has now been carried out by Ryhsida after Insomniac refused to pay the ransom, has exposed an immense amount of data, totaling over 1.6 terabytes and comprising more than 1.3 million files. Among the leaked information are a series of internal company documents, production details, art assets, and sadly, even personal information about Insomniac’s employees.

One of the most notable aspects of the leak is the revelation of Insomniac’s detailed project roadmap extending into the next decade. These plans include an array of unannounced projects, with some notable highlights:

  • Wolverine Trilogy: The leak suggests that Insomniac is working on the first game of a Wolverine trilogy, with sequels anticipated for release before the end of 2029 and 2033.
  • Spider-Man: The roadmap reveals plans for additional Spider-Man games and spin-offs, potentially expanding on the success of the existing titles.
  • X-Men: Following the Wolverine game, there are mentions of further X-Men games in the works, highlighting Insomniac’s ambitions to explore the Marvel universe even more extensively.
  • New Ratchet & Clank: Fans of the beloved Ratchet & Clank series will be pleased to learn that a new entry in the franchise is also on the horizon.
  • New IP: Insomniac appears to be venturing into uncharted territory with a new intellectual property.

The data leak includes intricate information such as game budgets, sales forecasts, and revenue-sharing agreements related to the studio’s Marvel licensing deal. Even specific plans for Spider-Man 3, such as splitting the single-player story into two parts for consecutive annual releases, were found within the leaked documents.

Further, details regarding the upcoming Wolverine’s plot (set in the same universe as Spider-Man), ending, character art, test animations, and an early sequence of gameplay have all surfaced years ahead of the game’s scheduled release.

As of now, Sony, the parent company of Insomniac Games, has not officially responded to the data leak. However, the breach raises serious concerns about cybersecurity within the gaming industry and the need for enhanced measures to protect intellectual property and sensitive information.

In an era where cyberattacks on game developers are becoming increasingly prevalent, the security of sensitive data remains a paramount concern. It remains to be seen how this breach will impact Insomniac Games and its future projects. Gamers and industry insiders alike will be watching closely for further developments in this unfolding saga.

We won’t be divulging the particulars of the leaks here at We Game Daily given the sensitive nature of the content, but if you’re determined to find it the content is easily found.