A Reddit user claims that he casually walked right into the studio, no questions asked, and learned about their next game called “Keystone” which is supposedly an FPS game that uses cards. The post was later deleted by Reddit, but was “confirmed independently” by Kotaku who followed up on the story and believe it to be true.
The user claims that he just walked into the studio and blended in as best he could, with nobody asking any questions as to who he is and what he was doing there. He even got free lunch as he started talking to people from the company.
While it was removed from Reddit, here is the whole post below:
“A bit of a back-story: I have been following DE for years now, I knew they were in London, Ontario, Canada but I didnt know where. They have been hiding from us for years, no explanation to as where. I found them. On the corner of [REDACTED] is their office in [REDACTED]. How did I find it? Well if you go high enough there is a Tenno statue! You can clearly see it and where they used to do dev streams from the window. The doors are all opened by fingerprints, pretty cool haha. But I just followed some tattooed dude into the door after he unlocked it. He didnt even ask me any questions. I had my Doctor Who shirt on and I tried my best to blend in.
“No one asked me if I worked there, I just sat in the chairs and moved around every now and then. at 12:01pm the lunch lady says that food is ready over the overcom and I join up the line. Theres a bunch of plates stacked and then you just grab the food buffet style. I sat down and enjoyed my free lunch and started talking to some people. They told me they were working on a new game called Keystone. They said it was a FPS with cards (like magic the gathering style perhaps) but didnt explain that much about it. The QA room has funko figures and stuffed animals everywhere. There were also a lot of ps4 and xbox one sitting around unattended. There were no security guards and no one asked me who I was. They just assumed I belonged there and told me about their secret game. at 6pm people started leaving so I just followed them out and the one guy said “See you tomorrow” so I agreed.
“TL;DR: DE has shitty security and delicious food. Also Keystone.”
Digital Extremes have not said whether or not this is true, but when the news spread Community Manager, Rebecca Ford, took to the Warframe forums and said:
“A recent claim from a fan circulating the web alleges he or she spent the day with us incognito. Well, Canadians are known for being welcoming and polite!
“We employ over two hundred passionate gamers committed to delivering kickass games like Warframe and Sword Coast Legends and while we’re flattered someone would want to spend the day with all of us, please respect our privacy and know that, like any business would, we completely discourage any and all unlawful attempts to enter our Relay.
“We love our Tenno, but let’s be respectful and law-abiding. Trespassing is never OK.”
So yeah. Might want to invest a little in security there Digital Extremes. Not saying that it wasn’t a shitty thing to do or anything, because it was, but people will find ways to get information if they can, and it looks like this guy did.