GTA 6 release date has NOT been delayed by leak, confirms Rockstar Games
GTA 6 was the subject of a huge leak over the course of the weekend, with a hacker sharing early development footage of the next Grand Theft Auto. Over 90 videos were shared purportedly showing an early build of GTA 6, while the hacker also claimed to have acquired the source code for GTA 6 and GTA 5. This latest claim raised fears that the GTA 6 release date could be pushed back. . Since Half-Life 2 was postponed for over a year when hackers obtained the game’s source code in 2003, the development team was also left with an immense uphill task.
However, in its most memorable comment on the leak, Rockstar Games said it didn’t expect any disruption to its two ongoing live service games or future projects. This has been considered by some to be an indication that the hacker’s guarantee that they acquired the source code for GTA 5 and GTA 6 was false. Rockstar Games did not realize that the source code was taken from GTA 6, but confirmed that development images had been leaked. The company said it was “very bummed” that details about the game were being shared in this way.
Rockstar Games confirmed that the GTA 6 release date will not be delayed due to the leak
Rockstar Games has publicly commented on this weekend’s huge Grand Theft Auto 6 footage leak. In an explanation posted on its social media, the company said it was very frustrated that details of the game were being shared in this way and guaranteed that the leak would not delay the project. We recently experienced a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded sensitive data from our frameworks, including early development material for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto.
As of now, we do not expect any disruption to our live gaming service or any long-term impact on the development of our ongoing businesses. We are very frustrated to have details of our upcoming games shared with all of you in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain as committed as ever to providing you, our players, with an experience that truly exceeds your assumptions. We will update everyone again soon and obviously we will properly familiarize you with this next game when it is ready. We need to thank everyone for their continued help through this current circumstance.
More than an hour of an apparently legitimate Grand Theft Auto 6 movie was leaked on Sunday, and from that point on, Rockstar parent company Take-Two has been fighting to remove the links. Different YouTube recordings have been removed at Take-Two’s request, confirming the authenticity of the major leak. Take-Two has also apparently asked two of the largest internet-based Grand Theft Auto communities to remove any links to GTA 6 footage. First featured on the GTA forums by an anonymous user, the leaked footage incorporates a open world game of an alpha version of GTA 6. The leaker claims that the recordings were downloaded from a Slack channel, probably belonging to a Rockstar employee.