The hackers reportedly stole the source code of FIFA 21 and Frostbite Engine amid a major intrusion into EA. As Vice first reported, about 780 GB of data was stolen and is now being put up for sale.
EA confirmed the violation in a statement to Vice, saying it was investigating a “recent intrusion incident” into their network.
“We are investigating a recent intrusion into our network that stole a limited amount of game source code and related tools. There is no access to player data and we have no reason to believe that there is a risk to player privacy. After the incident, we have already done security improvements and we do not expect an impact on our games or our business. We are actively working with law enforcement officials and other experts as part of this ongoing criminal investigation. “
Frostbite Engine is the technology that drives most of EA̵
In addition to the source code for FIFA 21 and Frostbite Engine, hackers also stole EA software development kits and development tools. EA is the latest publisher to fall victim to a major hack, with Capcom and CD Projekt also making major inroads in the past year.
IGN has contacted EA and will update this story with any new information.
Kat Bailey is a senior news editor at IGN