UPDATE 9/22/22: Ubisoft released a statement to Eurogamer following this week’s report that the “insider” Twitter account leaking details of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed belonged to a YouTuber who was tipped off by Ubisoft about the details while under embargo.

YouTuber John Allen has since deleted the account and issued an apology – more below. Meanwhile, Ubisoft now says it takes such issues “seriously” and will “handle them appropriately.” Here’s Ubisoft’s statement in full:

“We regularly provide access and information to our games under NDA to trusted partners. When that trust is broken or information is leaked by an individual, it not only damages and demoralizes our teams, but also takes away from an exciting reveal moment and experience for our players. A personal business While we’re not talking about it, we’re taking these issues seriously and will manage them accordingly,” said a Ubisoft spokesperson.


ORIGINAL STORY 9/21/22:YouTuber John Allen, who Coincidentally, a video game industry “insider” revealed himself to be behind the Twitter accountreleased an apology video in which he admitted he was motivated by “reprimand” and “buzz.”

Allen briefly gained internet fame for leaking details of Ubisoft’s various Assassin’s Creed announcements – details given to him by Ubisoft to produce content while under embargo.

But over the weekend, Allen’s identity as “TheRealInsider” was revealed when he responded to a fan’s tweet from his main account. Allen then quickly deleted the tweet, an insider account, and later issued a brief Twitter statement apologizing.

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Today’s longer apology, via a video on Allen’s main YouTube channel, goes into more detail. Here, he notes that other rumors he’s spread are just made up, including hints at upcoming Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid remakes that falsely excited fans.

“I like Silent Hill and [a] Metal Gear Solid remake and as far as I can tell there were no NDAs [Non-Disclosure Agreements] they are involved because it is all nonsense.

“It’s all lies, empty comments,” he said. “Half the posts were educated guesses.”

Dan Allen’s Apology Video.

When justifying why he leaked the details – even after signing deals with companies like Ubisoft to hear the information ahead of time – Allen admitted that he did it all for the “buzz” of attention.

“I’m embarrassed about it,” Allen continued. “It was pathetic and just dishonest. A lot of you get angry and say, ‘Well, why did you do that?’

“I took my access, my nearly 200k subscribers, the flexibility of my content for granted for this damn facade, and I’m ashamed, disgusted. I’ve had a sinking feeling in my stomach ever since. And I’m not making excuses, because it’s my fault and no one else’s but mine. And so I lost my industry friends, I lost my relationships — personal, business, opportunities — all in five seconds. You know, I take full responsibility.”

So what’s next for Allen? The YouTuber concludes by saying that she will be stepping away from the spotlight for now – before returning to being a “positive force”.

“All I can do from here is try to be a better person. Try to learn from this catastrophic mistake, this incomprehensible stupidity… Now I’m going to rest a little bit, go away from it and just try and learn from it and not be a negative but a positive force. come back with hope.

“Again, I probably won’t go back to Twitter because I’m not welcome, nor should I go back to what I did. Maybe I’ll come back, but at the end of the day it’s just Sorry. I can’t turn back time, but what I can do is be a better person moving forward is trying to be. And I promise you, it won’t happen again. And I’m going to learn from those mistakes.”

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