Insomniac fears Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard could overshadow future success, latest leak reveals

Microsoft revealed its plan to build a mobile store a few months back.

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Key notes

  • Insomniac is currently suffering from a massive leak attack.
  • One of the leaked documents says the Spider-Man maker fears Microsoft’s ABK acquisition.
  • Hackers leaked Insomniac’s secrets after the studio allegedly refused a $2 million ransom.

Murmurs of concern have begun to emanate from within renowned developer, Insomniac Games, amidst the 1.3 million file leaks that the studio game is currently suffering from. 

This unease stems from fears that Microsoft’s newly strengthened position in the gaming landscape could potentially eclipse Insomniac’s achievements and hinder its future endeavors.

The Marvel’s Spider-Man’s maker fears that Redmond’s possible dominance in live service games, mobile, and PC distribution will leave them in the dust. Microsoft finalized the Activision Blizzard acquisition back in October this year.

Specifically, it highlights three key areas: Microsoft’s live service expertise (Call of Duty, etc.), its upcoming mobile game store challenge to Google and Apple, and Battle.net’s dominance in PC distribution. 

Back in March, the Redmond-based tech giant revealed its plan to build the mobile store in an interview with the Financial Times.

“We want to be in a position to offer Xbox and content from both us and our third-party partners across any screen where somebody would want to play,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer said at that time.

Hackers leaked Insomniac’s secrets after the studio allegedly refused a $2 million ransom. Venom and Spider-Man 3 details, along with juicy-level designs and presentations, flooded the internet after the Ryhsida group breached the studio.