Borderlands writer 2K Games has confirmed that it despatched personal investigators to the house of YouTuber SupMatto as a part of an investigation into Borderlands Three leaks.
Take-Two Interactive, the dad or mum firm of Borderlands Three writer 2K Games, has shed some mild on its facet of a narrative that brought about the hashtag #BoycottBorderlands3 to development on Twitter.
The hashtag was created in response to a YouTube video (beneath) by Borderlands YouTuber and streamer SupMatto. The creator beforehand leaked quite a few particulars about Borderlands 3, a lot in order that it brought about Take-Two to analyze him.
In the video, SupMatto says he was approached by two personal investigators, who arrived at this dwelling unannounced to ask in regards to the Borderlands Three leaks he’d been posting. The YouTuber defined that he didn’t get the unannounced data in any malicious approach, however Take-Two believes in a different way.
The firm confirmed to IGN that it has certainly despatched personal investigators to SupMatto’s dwelling, as half of a bigger investigation into the supply of Borderlands Three leaks that’s been happening for ten months.
One explicit incident each events referenced is the invention of a Twitch extension, which was by chance proven off forward of time due to an unlisted video on the official YouTube channel. Said video additionally included display names of testers.
“This wasn’t found by me, it was also posted on various platforms like Reddit and other social medias, that’s how it was brought to my attention. So quite a few of us decided to follow these accounts because, well, simply put, we could,” mentioned SupMatto.
Take-Two, nonetheless, says a number of the data SupMatto shared with their viewers was obtained by means of a Twitch exploit that allowed them entry to non-public check streams, which they used as a supply.
“The information he’s sharing about the situation is incomplete, and in some cases untrue,” 2K advised IGN. Many of those movies have now been deleted.
Interestingly, Twitch and Discord had been each additionally investigating SupMatto. Discord really deleted the YouTuber’s personal server for “selling, promoting, or distributing cheats, hacks, or cracked accounts.” According to IGN, SupMatto shared extra leaks by means of the server for a $5 subscription to his channel.
For now, SupMatto is taking a break from making movies, saying he doesn’t know if he’ll be returning for Borderlands 3’s launch in September.