Nintendo has identified the root cause of the Pokemon Sword and Shield leak, and its response may be very effective.
You may remember that a major content leak in Pokemon Sword and Shield in November was spread on the Internet. These vulnerabilities began to appear two weeks before the game was released, and gradually worsened before the official release date. Some fans choose to spoil themselves, while others have to lock up to avoid damaging themselves. Nintendo and Pokemon are naturally unhappy.
However, it appears that Nintendo detectives are investigating the case, and the company has now revealed that it has worked with The Pokemon Company to identify the perpetrators. Sadly, the person behind the leak is a member of the game media-someone has been allowed to use the game for censorship early. Nintendo will no longer work with the writer or the website of its representative.
"In early November, Nintendo took many photos from the game that revealed multiple new unannounced Pokemons from Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield," Nintendo and The Pokemon wrote in a joint statement.
The photos were posted online, and Nintendo worked with Pokemon to quickly identify the people responsible for the leaks and take immediate action.
"These Pokemon were leaked by a reviewer of the Portuguese site FNintendo, who had received an early copy of the game for review. Neither he nor FNintendo handled the confidential material, which clearly violated the confidentiality agreement between Nintendo and the media. As a result, Nintendo will no longer work with FNintendo. "
"Nintendo will always protect its intellectual property and brand. The leak has hurt not only Nintendo, but also the thousands of employees struggling to get the game to market, and millions of fans around the world looking forward to news and surprises.
"Bringing surprises and joy to players through the new experience is the common passion of Nintendo and Pokemon. We will do our best to retain surprises for future Pokemon titles players."
For people like us in the media, these things are an important part of every day, but few people see the consequences of such actions so clearly before everyone. We sign agreements almost daily, in which we agree to retain information until a certain date in order to gain access so that we can bring you the news, reviews, guides and other content you read on VG247 every day-when peers risk revocation This risk is always disappointing when everyone has access.
FNintendo also issued a statement about the incident. It has cut off its relationship with the reviewers and apologized to Nintendo and Pokemon Corporation-but for the site it may be too little, too late, at least until now, due to its own approval, this It marks the end of this 11-year professional's relationship with Nintendo.