ISPs Are Reportedly Sending DMCA Notices To Users For Downloading Marvel’s Wolverine Dev Build
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are reportedly sending DMCA notices to users who downloaded the leaked developmental build of Marvel’s Wolverine.
People on social media are reporting that ISPs are sending DMCA notices to users for downloading the fully playable developmental build of Marvel’s Wolverine, which was leaked after developer Insomniac Games was hit by a ransomware attack. Over 1 Terabyte of data was retrieved by hackers, including not only a playable developmental build of Marvel’s Wolverine but also what appears to be a very early build of Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 that largely contains files from Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
It’s likely that the developmental build of Marvel’s Wolverine sends data, including user IP information, to Insomniac Games’ server, allowing the developer to track whosoever is running the leaked prototype. This appears to be how Sony has tracked all those who have downloaded and played the prototype, and contacted their Internet Service Providers to send out a DMCA notice to said users.
Meanwhile, a Twitter/X user claimed that modders had succeeded porting the alpha build of Marvel’s Wolverine to XDK and making it fully playable via Xbox “Dev mode” on Xbox Series X and S. However, this turned out to be false. The individual later admitted that they made up the information.
Additionally, a Reddit user claimed that they went through the folder of files containing the i34.exe from the supposed early Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 build that is present among the leaked files. They mentioned that the folder largely contains files from Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and that an early build of Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 does not exist.
Previously, the story and casting details for Marvel’s Wolverine were leaked courtesy of the same ransomware attack. According to the leaked documents, Marvel’s Wolverine will be set in Alaska, Avalon, Canada, Japan, and Madripoor. The game begins with an introductory cinematic, after which Logan will find himself in a cabin.