From Ratchet & Clank to Sunset Overdrive and soon Wolverine? Insomniac Games’ Wolverine game wasn’t even the stuff of rumors but now cat’s out of the bag thanks to a ransomware group who stole Sony files.
This is not the first major Sony leak but it is huge nonetheless. Hackers have stolen about 1.3 million Insomniac Games files, documents that include the studio’s upcoming plans, game roadmaps and even budgets.
The biggest surprise?
Insomniac Games will still handle Marvel’s Spider-Man series but, thanks to their success, they’ll also be working on a Wolverine game that’s supposed to come out in 2026.
“According to the files, Sony plans to release several Marvel-inspired titles in the next decade, including Spider-Man 3, based on Venom and X-Men games. The files also reference a new Ratchet & Clank game apparently slated for 2029. Insomniac and Marvel’s licensing commitment is as high as $621 million to develop and market the X-Men games by 2035, according to one document, which was one of many circulating on the internet,” wrote Bloomberg.
The Rhysida ransomware group responsible for the hack and the leaks announced their take on December 12, expressing a wish to ransom off the stolen data for $2 million in Bitcoin. Since no company negotiates with ‘terrorists’, especially with ransomware hackers, since then we’ve slowly seen Insomniac Games leaks coming out.
Among the revelations were some interesting tidbits as to how Sony felt about Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard. Spoiler alert: they were terrified and considered it a “massive threat to PlayStation Plus”, according to Eurogamer.