Gamescom 2012: Divinity Developer’s Prototypes Stolen
A post on Eurogamer from yesterday reports that Larian Studios, the developer behind the Divinity series of games, has had two of its PCs swiped by unruly jerks with sticky fingers. Apparently the computers housed early builds of two of its upcoming Divinity games: Dragon Commander and Original Sin.
Larian is offering $5,000 in reward money for information leading to the thief’s identification and the return of the stolen property.
Here’s the full press release Larian released about the thefts:
“Hey folks… this definitely isn’t the way we wanted to kick off Gamescom!
Two PCs were stolen from Larian’s booth in the business hall at Gamescom, containing early builds of Divinity: Dragon Commander and Divinity: Original Sin.
Larian is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the identification of the culprit and return of the PCs. We’re asking the game community to band together to track these criminals down and to get the games back!
The team is using backup PCs, so no issues there — and if you have an appointment with Larian, there’s no change — but if you have any information about the culprits, head to Business Hall 4.2, Booth A-16 to let the team know. Oh, and you might as well stay for a demo.”