Ooh la la: Ubisoft assets exposed

Company says info leak could have "serious implications" for dev calendar; file said to contain information on unannounced games including next Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell.

Confidentiality and the Internet do not mix. Late last night, a savvy surfer discovered a 2GB file from Ubisoft's FTP site featuring assets and images that Ubisoft did not want to see go public. So what did the person do? He or she posted the information on the popular public gaming message board Gaming-Age Forums.

The forum roamers are having a field day with the information, working together to post the alleged screens and information as quickly as they can. Ubisoft, on the other hand, is anything but jovial.

In an official statement from Ubisoft, the company said, "We are clearly displeased that confidential information from Ubisoft has been distributed on the internet. The publication of this type of information can only be harmful to the game development process and we will take all steps necessary to prevent this from happening in the future. We are still investigating the events that lead to this information leak and at this time have no further comment."

The file has since been removed from Ubisoft's servers, but GAF member "element," who made the original post, listed the following games with assets in the file (taken verbatim):

Assassins Creed
Farcry 2
Farcry PSP
Farcry Wii
Lost
Naruto
OpenSeason
Prince of Persia
RB6: Vegas
Rocky PSP
Splinter Cell 4
Splinter Cell 5
Surf's Up
Star Wars PSP
Shaun White (Snowboarding game)
TMNT
TMNT GBA

Dissecting the thread yields some screenshots and concept art, as well as possible names for upcoming games like Splinter Cell Conviction and Naruto 360.

While Ubisoft has admitted the leak, the company has not confirmed any of the titles or information.

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walrus8303
walrus8303

I heard the leak was 2GB where is the rest of it?

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Its hardly shocking news that Ubisoft are wanting to make more millions, by already laying the groundwork for developing some more sequels to their most popular franchises. Interesting about the 360 and PC only SplinterCell 5 though........hmmm. Far Cry was fantastic on the Xbox so another game in this series will be welcome !

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

What's the big deal? It's just a bunch of pretty concept art. Was anyone NOT expecting another Splinter Cell or Prince or Persia? I was surprised by Far Cry 2 though. I hope its for console and a direct sequel to the first game. Yeaaaa.

ZeroWil
ZeroWil

That Prince of Persia game must've been for the Wii. And WHAT?! Splinter Cell 5?! I'd say Sam is convicted of disobeying NSA in Double Agent. Since you can choose to kill a guy NSA needs alive. I'm not sure. Interesting though.

ChowsSN
ChowsSN

Splinter Cell 5...say whattttt...looks like this series will go on forever :D awesome.

_Sam_
_Sam_

If I got that information, I wouldn't have leaked it

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

Ubisoft probably did it themselves for some free publicity, depending on whether the leaked content is really confidential type... if not, well Ubi you got pwnd.

evolutionex
evolutionex

Hehe! I Didn't Know Ubisoft were as stupid as EA. Remember, they too left the"Tiger Unlocker" for BW2 on their FTP. and now the thing is available everywhere on web. the Tiger Unlocker was suppose to be supplied only with the BW Special Editions. i agree with peterevansuk, ow3ed!

lucifer3999
lucifer3999

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MedevilDragon
MedevilDragon

I hope that Far Cry 2 will be more like the original PC game, the Instincts games are just boring, run shoot, run, shoot, run again, shoot more, End.

aldrenar47
aldrenar47

Where's Splinter Cell 8 and Prince of Persia 9? They are keeping secrets!!!

Stiler
Stiler

Covkilla, the link I had for the pics has been taken down since yesterday morning. The link was here: http://poplegacy.planets.gamespy.com/PoP_NewGallery/index.php You can see where it says, "Prince of persia: Zero" but the pictures are no longer there. I'm assuming ubisoft had them pull them like most other places. Basically the prince looked like a young european style guy instead of middle eastern like he always has in both the original pop games and ubisoft's previous pop games.

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

Internal plot ? A new means of self-advertising?! hahahhaha ... tricky!

princeofgames90
princeofgames90

AS i can see cool titles are here saw where is the problem then and i cant understand whats the damege that can happen from this leek

Terran499
Terran499

Thats putting it to the man. Don't make us wait. Tell us advance so we can put $$ away.

scythe0925
scythe0925

Seriously, wher'es that link @???!?!??!

GFofgaming
GFofgaming

Too bad it had to happen to Ubi.

azizrulez
azizrulez

wow some really awesome titles there

Yamakasi2003
Yamakasi2003

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nestea_king
nestea_king

YEAAAAAAAAAAAH GOOOOOOOOOOOOO NARUTOOOOOOOOOO!!!

kahonee
kahonee

Can anyone PLEASE send me the pictures for the new Prince of Persia?! I have been looking for hours and CANNOT find them (and yes I am aware NOW that the images were pulled). So please? Ah yeah, I also heard from these forums that it will be titled "Prince of Persia Zero" due to the file name in the Ubi leak.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

In a related story, an unidentified Ubisoft employee was found beaten, tarred and feathered outside of Ubisoft's home office. When asked for a comment, the man said "If they think I leaked stuff, they ain't seen nothing yet! Assassin's Creed is coming to the Wii. Yup, you guys heard it here first! Damn, I'm desperate. D'ya think EA is hiring?"

Covkilla
Covkilla

Stiler what are you talking about?! i'd like to see some proof of this.

McDog3
McDog3

No surprises there......

Sergsky
Sergsky

Why are they worried? No surprise here, only obvious sequels.

bminns
bminns

ouch thats gotta hurt for ubisoft

Stiler
Stiler

I saw the price of persia art, and he looks freaking WHITE! The prince shouldn't be white, he should look arabic or such.

Spectre-123
Spectre-123

Hope Splinter Cell 5 comes out on PC too

ElectrolightSH
ElectrolightSH

I guess i wont get a chance to download that file, i'm so sad right now.

ElementalFire
ElementalFire

Come on, give us a link! I want more POP info!

Erg_the_Noid
Erg_the_Noid

The big news here is ... wait for it... Some more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games...! Is there really a demand for this stuff...? They were only marginally cool 15 years ago. Is it just because it's nostalgic now? Someone's been trying for a long time to bring back the TNMT crew... WHY?!

ensignro
ensignro

Well, GameSpot, why not showing us some pictures then? What about free press? Or did Ubisoft threaten you?

joeamis
joeamis

Big deal, all it shows is basically sequels. We all knew they were coming lol.

billfdcsf
billfdcsf

I got The pics for Pics in time (prince and splinter cell)

sniper_99
sniper_99

Ooh la la totally awesome leak

ironwarrior2
ironwarrior2

Wow, lots of PSP support. Rocky Legends on Xbox was awesome.

TheGreatGoomba
TheGreatGoomba

does this mean Assasin's Creed will be for Wii? Because I'm very hyped for that game!!!! :D

pondarosa
pondarosa

Wow, what huge news. Xbox magazine revealed that Ubisoft was already working on Splinter Cell 5 earlier this month, while Splinter Cell 4 is coming out next month. None of these are surprising at all. What is the big deal?

gagan21
gagan21

far cry 2 (the sequel to far cry) and a next gen prince of persia would be awesome , plus a far cry 4 psp even better

crippla87
crippla87

GOOD companies should release this kind of stuff anyway. Its gonna come out sooner or later. I want it NOW!