Capcom Massive Data Breach is a Big Blow
Published December 2, 2020 | 856 views
Capcom is reported to have undergone a massive data breach. This is a very sad development as this has taken power from the hands of the publisher. Many of the publisher’s upcoming games have been leaked as a result of the massive breach of data. These games are still in the development stage.
When a company like Capcom undergoes a data breach, it can lead to identity theft, financial loss and loss of confidence from its customers. However, in this case, the company has only hurt itself by releasing important dates to their competitors.
There is a screenshot from the leak which shows a development schedule from Capcom for the next four years, it is generally believed that the list is legitimate, including listings for Dragon’s Dogma 2 and Street Fighter.
The Leaked Schedule from Capcom Data Breach
Here’s the complete development schedule along with their projected release dates that were tipped off in the Capcom Leak.
- MH Stories 2 (Q1 FY21)
- DGS12 (Q1 FY21)UI
- SHIELD (Q3 FY21)
- RESIDENT EVIL OUTBREAK (Q4 FY21)
- REGOLITH (Q4 FY21)
- “Indies 2” (Q1 FY22)
- “Indies 2 port” (Q2 FY22)
- Dragon’s Dogma 2 (Q2 FY22)
- STREET FIGHTER 6 (Q3 FY22)
- ROCKMAN MATCH (Q3 FY22)
- RESIDENT EVIL 4 REMAKE (Q4 FY22)
- ONIMUSHA NEW WORK (Q4 FY22)
- MH NS G (QY F22)
- SHIELD G (Q4 FY22)
- Monster Hunter 6 (Q2 FY23)
- BIOHAZARD APOCALYPSE (Q3 FY23)
- CAPTAIN COMMANDO (Q4 FY23)
- SSF6 (Q4 FY23)
- NEW C (Q1 FY24)
- FINAL FIGHT REMAKE (Q2 FY24)
- POWER STONE REMAKE (Q3 FY24)
- NEW B (Q4 FY24)
- Ultra SF6 (Q4 FY24)
- Resident Evil Hunk (Q4 FY24)
Resident Evil Remake by Capcom
A Resident Evil remake was already known to be in the works, but this leak indicates that the project is yet to be cancelled despite several criticisms.
Gamers have criticized ‘The Resident Evil 3′ remake because of its shorter campaign as well as its changed content from the original. The foregoing has increased doubts amongst the gaming community that more remakes would continue.
Resident Evil is just one of the many franchises referenced in the leaked information and there are indications that Dragon’s Dogma 2 is in development for a Q2 2022 fiscal year release.
Monster Hunter is also still in development as well, with the game likely to be delayed until Capcom feel they have milked the existing title for all it is worth. Then, in addition, Street Fighter will make a return. Street Fighter 6 is reportedly releasing some time during Q3 or the 2022 fiscal year.
THE WAY FORWARD FOR CAPCOM
Capcom detected the ransomware attacks in the early morning hours of November 2, 2020, and it discovered that the attack “destroyed and encrypted data” on its servers.
It has been alleged that the criminal organization, Ragnar Locker is responsible for the Capcom data breach. Also, the organization is alleged to have sent messages to Capcom demanding a money ransom for the compromised information.
Nevertheless, Capcom says it will continue to coordinate with law enforcement agencies in Japan and the United States. Furthermore, they are still gauging the overall damage caused by the attack.
Ragnar Locker also claimed to have leaked the personal details of thousands of Capcom employees and customer information. This has caused the company’s reputation to suffer a big hit.
What do you think Capcom should have been to avert the cyberattacks and data breach? Let us know what you think through the comment section. We hope that Capcom will emerge victorious in this sad challenge. Meanwhile, have you read our recent update on ‘The Last of Us Part 2’ wins big at Golden Joystick Awards ?