Online game developer Rockstar Video games on Monday confirmed the authenticity of an enormous hack of growth footage for the subsequent entry in its fashionable Grand Theft Auto collection, a leak that went viral on Sunday.
Rockstar Video games mentioned in an announcement the event workforce was “extraordinarily disenchanted” within the unprecedented leak of recreation footage, expressing dismay that “particulars of our subsequent recreation [were] shared with you all on this approach.”
“Our work on the subsequent Grand Theft Auto recreation will proceed as deliberate and we stay as dedicated as ever to delivering an expertise to you, our gamers, that actually exceeds your expectations,” the studio workforce wrote. “We’ll replace everybody once more quickly and, in fact, will correctly introduce you to this subsequent recreation when it’s prepared.”
A minimum of 90 movies of the sport have been leaked over the weekend. Grand Theft Auto VI is a extremely anticipated upcoming installment within the wildly fashionable collection, which places gamers answerable for a personality or characters concerned with heists and crime inside a free-roaming metropolis.
Grand Theft Auto V, which first launched in 2013, is likely one of the best-selling video games of all time. Rockstar confirmed the sixth installment was in growth earlier this 12 months.
The leaked movies of the upcoming recreation have been posted on the web site gtaforums.com by a person named teapottuberhacker.
The footage reveals a playable feminine character in what seems to be “Vice Metropolis,” a fictional metropolis based mostly on Miami within the Grand Theft Auto universe.
A lot of the footage has been taken down because the hack, however gameplay seen by The Hill confirmed the playable feminine character robbing a diner earlier than fleeing in a automotive together with her male confederate.
Different gameplay footage confirmed a male playable character cruising across the fictional metropolis.
Rockstar Video games on Monday mentioned the hacker “illegally accessed and downloaded confidential info from our techniques,” however that there was not a risk to the studio nor would the hack trigger a delay within the recreation’s launch.
“Presently, we don’t anticipate any disruption to our dwell recreation providers nor any long-term impact on the event of our ongoing tasks,” they wrote.
The leak confirms particulars beforehand reported on by Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, together with that there can be a feminine playable character and that the sport would happen in Vice Metropolis.
Schreier tweeted on Sunday that “this is likely one of the largest leaks in online game historical past and a nightmare for Rockstar Video games.”
“One is that it’ll disrupt work for some time. One other is that it could lead administration to restrict work-from-home flexibility,” Schreier wrote. “The repercussions of this leak may not be clear for fairly some time.”