A shower scene in with Ellen Page's character in the next-gen game "Beyond: Two Souls" has been debugged by a "hacker" to show the actress' digital-self naked.
Sony Computer Entertainment hasn't confirmed that the images that surfaced on Reddit are the actual likeness of Page's nude body, but the tech company released a statement about the "debugged" photos.
"The images are from an illegally hacked console and is very damaging for Ellen Page. It's not actually her body. I would really appreciate if you can take the story down to end the cycle of discussion around this," Sony said in a statement to CinemaBlend.com.
CinemaBlend.com also explained how a "hacker" managed to get the naked stills from the shower scene in "Beyond: Two Souls":
"Just for clarification, the console that was used to capture the images of Ellen from the game during the shower sequence was not a "hacked" console, but is referred to as a debug unit. These units are used during development for testing and, dun, dun, dun, debug purposes. You can use debug units to help find bugs, glitches and hammer out runtime errors in real-time. Many reviewers have debug units to play preview copies of games; quality assurance testers also have debug units for the reasons mentioned above and developers also have debug units."
Tech site Kotaku also claims the debug cheat wouldn't have been made possible unless the game developers turned it off:
"A [source] was able to access the game's debug menu and confirmed that the nude Page model is in the game. Furthermore, they noted that while the developers seemed to have disabled a listed "cheat" functionality, presumably for progressing through the game, the free-camera functionality was left enabled. Had it been cut, they speculated, hackers would not have been able to see the full virtual nude model."
Still, the alleged hacking seems a bit sophisticated for the run-of-the-mill gamer. Do you think Sony intended for these image to be leaked?
Warning: You can find the NSFW images here. The following video also contains graphic content.