So, as some of you probably have already heard, there is a very strange situation going on with the YouTuber SupMatto and Take Two. We don’t know anything concrete except what SupMatto says in his statement. So, please reserve your judgement. Here his statement for context: https://youtu.be/gRR-C1OCIWM
My question now is the following: How do you see “leakers” and what do you think about people leaking stuff, especially in the context of Borderlands 3? Do you think that people like SupMatto hurt a game or does it profit from them?
My perspective: Quite a lot of leaks generate hype around a game and therefore function as free PR. Sure, if we knew every bit about problems going on behind the scenes, then some wouldn’t buy a game. But overall I think that many of the dedicated leakers should be seen as free PR and therefore treated as such.
How do you see it?