Insomniac Games has issued a statement regarding the recent ransomware attack on the developer. It thanks fans and peers for the "outpouring of compassion and unwavering support" during a tough period for the Burbank studio.
"We're both saddened and angered about the recent criminal cyberattack on our studio and the emotional toll it's taken on our dev team," the statement reads. "We have focused inwardly for the last several days to support each other."
Insomniac summarises some of the damage done; the data breach made public "personal information belonging to our employees, former employees, and independent contractors" as well as "early development details about Marvel's Wolverine". The developer describes the situation as "extremely distressing".
It continues, stressing that work on the aforementioned game "continues as planned" and that official information about the PS5 exclusive will be shared "when the time is right".
The criminal group reportedly shared 98 per cent of the data it stole from Insomniac Games after a seven-day deadline to pay the ransom. Sony itself issued a statement before the stolen information was shared, but has yet to comment after the fact. In the meantime, internet service providers are sending DMCA notices to people acquiring and downloading a playable early build of Marvel's Wolverine.