GTA 6 development leak prompts statement from Rockstar Games

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Leaks of the upcoming GTA 6 game prompts developers to release a statement
Leaks of the upcoming GTA 6 game prompts developers to release a statement

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Despite being in the works, footage of the developing game Grand Theft Auto 6 has leaked, driving fans of the game crazy.

Rockstar Games, the developer, responded to the leak.

GTA 6

In early 2022, GTA 6 was officially announced, nearly a decade after the last episode was released.

Rockstar paid tribute to GTA 5’s “unprecedented longevity” and said that this is why it took the developers a long time to release a new game in the series.

Meanwhile, GTA Online has been carrying the game vigorously for years. GTA Online gave the game a longer lifespan compared to other titles in the series.

However, over the years, fans have demanded a new episode.

Last weekend, fans finally got what they were asking for when a series of videos showed leaked footage from the development of GTA 6.

The only catch is that Rockstar hasn’t released the video.

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The leak

The leaked video showed gameplay footage of a protagonist named Luciana in the “Vice City” metro.

Someone claiming to be the hacker has also posted a series of requests online, suggesting that more could be leaked, including a “GTA 6 test build”.

The hacker appears to be trying to close a deal.

They also claimed that they were able to log in via a Rockstar employee’s Slack account.

If they are paid, the hacker will withhold further losses.

It remains to be seen what Rockstar will do.

Response

The leak showed unfinished gameplay of what appeared to be a Grand Theft Auto game.

The developers later confirmed that this was what it looked like.

Rockstar Games said it was “extremely disappointed” with the sharing details on the upcoming game.

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Statement

The game’s developers released a statement on Monday and shared their feelings on Twitter.

“We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto.”

“At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services nor any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects.”

“We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared with you all this way.”

“Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned, and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations.”

“We will update everyone again soon and, of course, we will properly introduce you to this next game when it is ready.”

“We want to thank everyone for their ongoing support through this situation.”

Reference:

Rockstar releases statement following massive GTA 6 leak


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