Ubisoft Is Investigating a Possible Leak of Watch Dogs Legion's Source Code

Ubisoft Is Investigating a Possible Leak of Watch Dogs Legion's Source Code

The hacker game may have been hacked.

The latest Watch Dogs game is available for console and PC, but it sounds like its source code may have also found its way out into the world. Reports indicate the source for Watch Dogs Legion has been leaked online, as the publisher says its looking into a potential breach.

According to DSOgaming, the 560 GB source code has reportedly been leaked online to various sources. The reported culprit is a group that claimed it had retrieved leaked data from Ubisoft and Crytek's internal networks in October.

Speaking to Eurogamer, an Ubisoft spokesperson confirmed the publisher is looking into it. "We are aware of the group's claim and are currently investigating a potential data security incident," the spokesperson told Eurogamer.

A joke about the hacker game having its source code potentially leaked feels a little too easy. As for any ramifications this has, including whether this opens up the engine behind the game's procedurally generated citizens for modding, that remains to be seen. This also has anti-piracy implications, though according to DSOgaming, the anti-piracy measures don't seem to have been cracked as of this writing.

Watch Dogs Legion officially launched late last month. Our own Reviews Editor Mike Williams found it to be an intriguing game thanks to its "Play As Anyone" system, though it was held back by the same old Watch Dogs gameplay loops.

We'll see whether this potential security breach affects other upcoming Ubisoft games as well. Assassin's Creed Valhalla is still due out for the date of the next-gen console launches next week, while Immortals Fenyx Rising arrives in December to close out three straight months of new Ubisoft games.

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