GTA 6 was the subject of a massive leak over the weekend, with early development footage of the following Grand Theft Auto be shared by a hacker. More than 90 videos allegedly showing early builds of GTA 6 were shared, while the hacker also claimed to have obtained the source code for both GTA 6 and GTA 5. since Half Life 2 was delayed more than a year when hackers got the source code of the game in 2003, not to mention the development team was left with a huge arduous task.
But in his first comment about the leak Rockstar Games said they did not expect any disruption to either current live-service games or future projects.
Some took this as a sign that the hacker’s claim that they obtained the source code for both GTA 5 and GTA 6 was fake.
Rockstar Games made no mention of the theft of the GTA 6 source code, but did confirm that development footage had been leaked.
In an online statement, Rockstar Games said, “We recently experienced a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto.
“At this point, we do not expect any disruption to our live game services, nor any long-term impact on the development of our ongoing projects.
“We are very disappointed that all the details of our next match are being shared with you in this way.
“Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game continues as planned and we remain as committed as ever to bring you, our players, an experience that truly exceeds our expectations.
“We will update everyone again soon and will of course introduce you appropriately to this next game when it is ready. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support in this situation.”
Commenting on this, Tom Henderson, an insider who has leaked information about GTA 6 in the past, said: “The good news is that it appears that the claims that the hacker had source code for both GTA V and GTA 6 are fake.
“The hacker originally claimed that he obtained the images and information through Slack.”
Speaking of the leak over the weekend, Bloomberg journalist Schreier wrote on Twitter: “Not that there was much doubt, but I’ve confirmed with Rockstar sources that this weekend’s massive Grand Theft Auto VI leak is indeed real. The images are early and unfinished This is one of the biggest leaks in video game history and a nightmare for Rockstar Games.
“To those who asked, there are several reasons why this is a nightmare for Rockstar. One is that it will disrupt work for a while. Another is that management could limit the flexibility of working from home. this leak may not be clear yet.”