Grand Theft Auto continues to be one of the most successful game franchises, but gamers got an unexpected glimpse at some of the game’s next iteration when a leak revealed 90 clip videos from the game, along with the code. debugging and interfaces to help verify that the images were legitimate. Now Rockstar Games, the company behind Grand Theft Autocommented on the leak.
The hacker, going by the nickname “teapotuberhacker”, posted the documents Sunday morning (September 18) in the GTAForums. The hacker also threatened to “leak more data soon,” which could include source code, assets, and test builds of GTA V and GTA VI. This person also claimed credit for a recent Uber hack.
In response, Rockstar Games released the following statement:
We recently experienced a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including preliminary development images for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto. At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services or any long-term effects on the development of our ongoing projects.
We are extremely disappointed to have details of our upcoming game shared with you all in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain more committed than ever to providing you, our players, with an experience that truly exceeds your expectations. We’ll update everyone soon and of course we’ll properly introduce you to this next game when it’s ready. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support in this situation.
– The Rockstar Games Team
The clips would contain footage of the game’s main male and female characters, while showing some of the gameplay taking place in the fictional town.
The first one Grand Theft Auto The video game arrived in 1997 and there have been five different iterations of the game, the last in 2013. While Grand Theft Auto VI is currently in the works, no official release date has been announced, and it’s not yet clear how the leak will affect what will ultimately be released.