Ubisoft won the hearts of many gamers and critics alike when it introduced its brand new IP to the world during this year’s E3 tradeshow.
Today, a representative of the company did a huge blunder while sending in promotional emails to the people who have signed on the game’s promotional and secret website dotconnexion.
An email was dispatched last night to the registered users on the website, but the person who sent the email, accidently added hundreds of other emails of registered users into the CC section of the email instead of BCC, revealing the emails to every user it was sent off to.
The mail included emails of nearly 500+ registered users. The ones who got affected due to the leak are the ones whose email address starts with either the letter A or a numerical figure. The result of emails being leaked is already negatively affecting the users. Several users have reported spam emails since last night.
The email from Ubisoft contained information about the death of Joseph Demarco, the same person from the E3 demo who was targeted by the anti-hero. The email described that the artist died in a tragic accident.
The official message read that the dotconnexion team is regretted to inform everyone that Joseph Demarco has passed away in an unexplained and tragic accident. The death of the artist has caused great deal of grief to the local community, and due to the respect of the artist, his family and friends, an exhibition held by the dotconnexion team has been cancelled.
The dotconnexion website is a secret website which was first found out by scanning a QR code worn by one of the non playable characters in the game during the demo. If anyone used a Smartphone to scan that code, he/she would be taken to the secret website.
The website currently holds two interviews and an introduction about the aforementioned artist. With last night’s email, the website has already been updated with the latest news from within the game. Critics predict that this website could soon provide hints about the release information of the game.