Adding insult to injury, the two computers stolen from Larian Studios at gamescom last week contained files for an unannounced project as well as early builds of both Dragon Commander and Divinity: Original Sin. Despite offering a $5,000 reward, the studio is still no closer to recovering the stolen property.
Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke has his own theories about which light-fingered sort picked up the PCs:
We haven't heard anything yet and hope it's a construction worker who doesn't care about what's on the [hard drive]. Right now, the damage is just the loss of a PC – if he puts everything that was on there online, then that could be bad, depending on what happens with the builds/content of the HDD.
Talking to Joystiq, Vincke says that a handful of gamers have reported seeing early builds of the game popping up online, but - so far - there's been no truth to those rumours.
As gamescom wraps up for another year and the games industry heads home from Germany, it becomes increasingly unlikely that the computers will be recovered, but Vincke and Larian Studios are still offering a $5,000 reward for any information which leads to the return of its property.
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