The serious business of making games

I’m also confused by the “super fucked” comment. Surely GDPR doesn’t punish the victim of theft?

Depends on what they do after. If you don’t disclose a data breach in a timely manner, there are penalties. Also, CDPR is a listed company, so they’d have securities law issues as well.

Aren’t there also penalties if it’s determined the data wasn’t securely stored/protected? That’s another potential problem for CDPR.

I believe so, yes, though I’m not sure that’s ever been materially enforced. I’m also not sure how it works for employer/employee data specifically.

Yeah, I’m not saying CDPR is going to be liable. Just explaining that being the victim of a hack doesn’t mean you can’t be liable.

They definitely disclosed the breach and ransomware attack in February, and have now disclosed that as of last week they’ve seen the data being offered for sale, and have determined based on that that it is possible the data contains employee information.

Seems pretty timely.

The head of Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment is stepping down.

Kim Swift joining Xbox Studios

Wait, what?

Tencent buys another one…

They had already purchased a minority stake a year ago.

EA bought Playdemic. $1.4 billion.

Not entirely shocking given that Sony and HM have had close ties for ages already.

Have to admit, I’m curious to see what’s coming from Casey Hudson.

Speaking of Bioware, this seemed like an interesting prospect that never came to pass:

Excited Ohmygodohmygodohmygod That would have been sooooooooo

???

He left Bioware again? I can’t keep track of this guy’s career anymore.

According to Wikipedia he left last December.

Along with the rest of the escaping BioWare “leadership” after successfully shipping Anthem.

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Comment from Polygon.

So is this usually sign of a struggling independent studio?