- Bungie hosts Community Summits to engage with creators and community members but leaks have come from these confidential events for years.
- Now Bungie has accused a creator of leaking confidential information for a long period.
- The developer says it has “irrefutable evidence, including video recordings, verified messages, and images demonstrating a pattern over time”.
The Destiny 2 community is awash with controversy at the moment following accusations from the developer that a content creator has been leaking confidential information over a number of years.
The story begins at what Bungie calls Community Summits which have spanned many years. At these gatherings, content creators are invited to participate in a feedback session as representatives of the community. The developer also uses these Summits to share confidential information with creators about plans for the game including plans for updates and the path forward for the game. This information is meant to give creators reassurances that feedback is being taken seriously, the game is evolving and more.
As you might imagine, this confidential information isn’t to be shared with anybody outside of the Community Summit and yet, over the years, information from these Summits has found its way into the public.
The latest of these leaks lays out plans for Season 21, Season of the Deep, and Bungie appears to now know who is behind the leaks.
Bungie hasn’t publicly named the leaker but, as per a report from Paul Tassi, Ekuegan Teko-Agbo is that creator. The streamer was reportedly accused of leaking confidential information by Bungie. The streamer told Tassi that he had been framed and that he stood to lose more than he would gain from leaking the information.
The evidence being shared among the community is a series of photos of a desktop. The icons in that photo reportedly match the icons on Teko-Agbo’s desktop. This of course isn’t irrefutable and Bungie said earlier this morning that it had such evidence in its possession.
“Our Security and Legal teams have reviewed irrefutable evidence, including video recordings, verified messages, and images demonstrating a pattern over time that confirm the same individual shared confidential information from Community Summits spanning multiple years,” the Destiny 2 Community Team wrote in a Tweet.
“We are very disappointed to have learned this information and wish that things had gone differently with this person. We do not take these actions lightly, and we are confident in our decision. This is our final communication on the matter,” Bungie staffers added.
Bungie hasn’t shared this evidence publicly and we don’t expect it to especially as this whole matter is about confidential information.
While members of the community have previously come out in support of Teko-Agbo, it remains to be seen whether there is a change in opinion following Bungie’s latest statement. The streamer has said he’s been banned from the game so Bungie seemingly hasn’t taken half measures here.
On a somewhat related note, these actions are a tacit acknowledgement that the latest leaks about the forthcoming season may hold water. As such, you may want to exercise caution before any official information is released.