The Daily Moot: Capcom Hack Exposed 350,000 People's DataNews Picks
1. Capcom Hack New Details
Capcom has released new details regarding their recent ransomware attack finally giving an idea as to how severe the hack was. Between North America and Japan, Capcom estimates that approximately 350,000 people had their personal data compromised in the attack. This includes people such as customers, business partners, and shareholders, and data such as names, addresses, and phone numbers. Capcom stressed that no credit card information was exposed during the hack, but did say that at least 2 former employees had their passport information compromised. Capcom went on to extend its “deepest apologies for any complications or concerns caused by this incident,” and committed to “endeavor to further strengthen its management structure while pursuing legal options regarding criminal acts.”
2. Black Ops Cold War Double XP Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is currently holding a double XP event to help players grind their levels in the newly released game. Treyarch launched the event as a surprise yesterday and while it was initially scheduled to last just 24 hours, the company decided to extend it to 48 hours following player complaints about the short duration. Double XP works in both multiplayer and zombies game modes and is set to last from now until tomorrow, November 17 at 10 Pacific Time. You can check out the launch trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War below.
3. Microsoft Bethesda Update Microsoft has finally shared some more concrete details regarding their plans with Bethesda. During a recent virtual conference Xbox CFO Tim Stuart said very plainly, “We don’t have intentions of just pulling all of Bethesda content out of Sony or Nintendo,” meaning Bethesda games will still be available on other platforms for the foreseeable future. With that said however, Stuart also declared that Bethesda games will be “either first or better on our platforms," suggesting that Xbox players will receive some additional perks in comparison to other platforms.
4. Deathloop Release Date Following an apparent leak by the PlayStation Store, Bethesda has now confirmed the official release date for Deathloop. Deathloop is an upcoming first-person shooter assassin game developed by studio Arkane Lyon, best known as the creators of the Dishonored franchise, and features a supernatural time loop which players must struggle to break free from. Deathloop is set to launch on May 21 of next year; you can check out the release date reveal trailer below.
5. Daisuke Sato Sonic Game? After more than 25 years at SEGA, Daisuke Sato has announced that he is finally looking to make a Sonic game. While Daisuke Sato is probably best known as the series producer for the Yakuza franchise, he has also worked on games such as Virtua Fighter, Super Monkey Ball, and Streets of Rage. In his statement Sato said, “When you hear SEGA you think Sonic. I'd like to get involved once at least.” Assuming that Sato gets his wish, he assures that his version would be “a completely different Sonic.” You can check out SEGA's complete interview with Daisuke Sato below.