After Grand Theft Auto 6 gameplay appeared to have been leaked, Rockstar Games commented. The game is still in development.
What did they say?
The game creator expressed his or her “great disappointment” that information about one of their planned games was disclosed in this manner.
After almost a decade of waiting since the last Grand Theft Auto game’s release, Rockstar finally revealed GTA 6 earlier this year.
Rockstar cited the fifth GTA game’s “extraordinary lifespan” as the reason for the delay in releasing a new instalment in the series, and to be honest, it makes sense.
GTA Online provided the game with a far longer life than previous games in the series, but as the years passed, the demands for a new instalment got louder and louder.
Fans finally found what they were looking for over the weekend when a number of videos purporting to be leaked footage of GTA 6 were made public—and they weren’t made by Rockstar.
Rockstar later verified that the large leak’s gameplay footage from what appeared to be a Grand Theft Auto game was accurate.
In a statement, Rockstar said they had experienced a breach following a “network intrusion,” adding that someone had “illegally accessed and downloaded secret information” including video from the future Grand Theft Auto’s production.
They said: “We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared with you all in 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, will properly introduce you to this next game when it is ready. We want to thank everyone for their ongoing support in this situation.”
Though we might have to wait a while to play GTA 6, fans of the franchise have already seen the gameplay of a character named Luciana on the “Vice City” Metro.
Someone posing as the hacker published a list of demands online, making it seem as though they were trying to negotiate a deal and may soon leak more material, including a “GTA 6 testing build.”
The hacker said they gained access through a Rockstar employee’s Slack account and promised to hold off on revealing more information if they received payment. It is unclear whether that would truly occur considering that Rockstar claims what occurred was illegal and unlicensed.
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