Ubisoft has revealed that it is investigating a potential leak of the source code for Watch Dogs: Legion.
On Tuesday, the leaked source code was reported to have appeared on file sharing sites. The files are a hefty 558 GB in size and could lead to hackers and modders being able to manipulate the game and add extra content. It might also allow users to be able to bypass the anti-piracy measures in Watch Dogs: Legion, giving players the opportunity to install illegally obtained downloads.
The news comes a few weeks after a ransomware criminal gang threatened to leak the source code for the highly anticipated title. The Egregor group claimed that it had accessed files from Crytek and Ubisoft and would release them online via file sharing sites.
Meanwhile, the publisher has released a statement to confirm it is investigating the potential leak. “We are aware of the group’s claim and are currently investigating a potential data security incident,” a Ubisoft spokesperson said.
Watch Dogs: Legion launched on October 29 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A next-gen version is set to become available for Xbox Series X|S on November 10 and for PlayStation 5 on November 12.