In a previous article, we talked about the massive GTA 6 leak that occurred on the fan-run Grand Theft Auto forums. At the time of the posting of that article, Rockstar had not yet issued a formal statement regarding the leak. Now, we have ours, and we will examine it in this article.
According to the official Rockstar Games Twitter account, the following statement was made:
A network intrusion occurred recently where an unauthorised third party accesses and downloaded confidential information from our servers, 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 impact on the development of our ongoing projects.
We are extremely sorry to have any information on our next game shared with you all in this way. We will continue to work on the next Grand Theft Auto game as planned, and we remain as committed as ever to providing an exceptional gaming experience to you, our players, that exceeds your expectations. We will update everyone again soon, and, naturally, will properly introduce you to this next game when it is ready.
Rockstar Games stated that they had indeed been hacked and that they had recovered files from the system. This will however, not cause much disruption to the current development process. Work on the game will continue as planned. More details will be released in the future.
Rockstar did not only tweet their reaction, but also wrote a letter to their investors, stating that they do not have to be concerned about the leak. The first part of the letter basically reiterates everything that the tweet was referring to.
The fanmade GTA forums also adopted their own strategy in response to the leak, in addition to Rockstar's response.
The Forum administrators changed the content of the post, eliminating all of the links, and removing the hacker's contact details. The administrator, uNi, warned users not to use any more copyrighted or sensitive material. As of the writing of this article, some of the Twitter videos containing videos of the leak no longer exist.
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