Cloudy with a Chance of Games

Now in the modern world that we live in Cyber Attacks are incredibly common, so much so they are a lot more common that most people perceive.

Amidst a global pandemic, Ransomware attacks have increased full fold.

With employees working from home to the general strain a pandemic puts on the workplace. Security becomes an even bigger risk.

It’s been widely reported that Capcom had suffered at the hands of attackers, earlier in November.

MP1ST.com have recently reported a breakdown of what’s purportedly been captured as a result of the attack.

The main area where the cloud gaming community may have their interest peaked is with regards to Resident Evil 7 & Resident Evil Village.

It is reported (From the Leak) that Stadia paid Capcom $10 Million to secure both titles to the platform. Now whilst there is no confirmation of this, we do know that Capcom is partnered with Stadia.

I would be inclined to suggest that if that figure is true. Then it wouldn’t solely be just for those two titles, it may well include some form of offset towards the time and work to get familiar with porting games to Stadia.

A special thanks to Trzarector for sharing the below from the Capcom First Half year report. The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that there does appear to be a fairly substantial sale/income of a Trillion Yen. When basing that on current exchange rate, it does approximately work out to just under $10 million.

Whilst it sits in the PC Other category and doesn’t name Stadia directly. It does add weight to the discovery.

Capcom have now made an official statement confirming what has been compromised in the recent breach.

Below is a capture of the main elements of the statement confirming that Financial Information was accessed in the security incident.

With this information, it is now looking more conclusive that the information that’s now out in the wild is confirmed.

The last piece of the puzzle will be that announcement from the Stadia team on those titles coming to the platform.

By Barry Jackson

My first gaming experience was on a ZX spectrum, from there I've gone through every Nintendo system, Playstation , Xbox up until the last generation of the consoles and of course PC. I finally seen the light earlier in 2020 and made the move to Cloud Gaming and quite genuinely it was the best thing I've ever done. The future of gaming is here and with my deep passion for gaming I can't wait to experience where it's going.

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