Rockstar confirms hack, says work on GTA VI will ‘proceed as deliberate’

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An image showing palm trees in Grand Theft Auto V.
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Rockstar has confirmed the Grand Theft Auto VI footage leaked online over the weekend was stolen from its community. The consumer who posted the gameplay, “teapotuberhacker,” claims in addition they carried out an assault on Uber that occurred final week, however it’s nonetheless unclear whether or not they’re truly linked.

“We not too long ago suffered a community intrusion during which an unauthorized third get together illegally accessed and downloaded confidential data from our techniques, together with early growth footage for the following Grand Theft Auto,” Rockstar says on Twitter. “We are extraordinarily upset to have any particulars of our subsequent recreation shared with you all on this means. Our work on the following 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.”

Right now, particulars about how the “community intrusion” occurred are slim, however Rockstar says it will “update everybody once more quickly.” The Verge reached out to Rockstar with a request for remark however didn’t instantly hear again.

On Sunday morning, the hacker posted a 3GB file containing 90 movies of early GTA VI gameplay footage, which aligns with earlier reviews that point out the sport may function a feminine protagonist for the primary time. The hacker additionally threatened to “leak extra knowledge quickly,” which may embody supply code, belongings, and testing builds from each GTA V and GTA VI.

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