CCP, the studio behind space-based MMO EVE Online, has set about reassuring the Internet that the leak of the game's source code won't jeopardise subscribers' security.

The source code has appeared on a number of torrent tracking websites this week but CCP says that neither players, the game nor the developer itself face any risks.

"CCP is aware that an individual claims to have access to the source code of the EVE client. This access is not a security risk to CCP in any way," the company said in a statement.

"Access to the source code for the EVE client exposes no security vulnerabilities, has no privacy protection issues, and poses no threat to our customers' billing information.

"The server-side interface used by the client is carefully protected to ensure that no abusive or unwanted information is transmitted to, or from the internal EVE server systems. Nothing the EVE client can do can affect the game state, no advantage can be gained by manipulating the EVE client, no advantageous or disadvantageous information can be transmitted to other EVE users by altering the EVE client."

Although the company has acknowledged the theft of the game source code, it would not disclose any information on how the code had been accessed.

"CCP does not confirm or deny, nor make any comment, regarding issues of internal security, and will not be doing so in this case," it said.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (12)

About the author

Ellie Gibson

Ellie Gibson

Contributor

Ellie spent nearly a decade working at Eurogamer, specialising in hard-hitting executive interviews and nob jokes. These days she does a comedy show and podcast. She pops back now and again to write the odd article and steal our biscuits.

More articles by Ellie Gibson

Comments (12)

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading

Related

The best PC games

Old and new, this is our pick of the PC games you should play today.

"Is that a space station in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?"

More on Project Aurora, the Eve-inspired strategy game for mobiles.