Rockstar responds to GTA 6 leak, development to "continue as planned"

By Sean Carey,

Rockstar Games has now issued a statement following a massive "illegal" leak that saw 90 GTA 6 gameplay videos from early builds of the open world game uploaded to the internet.

The statement from Rockstar confirms that "an unauthorised third-party" managed to access Rockstars' systems, and download early development footage of Grand Theft Auto 6. Despite the leak, Rockstar says it does not "anticipate any disruption" to any live game services nor "any long-term effect" on projects in development.

Grand Theft Auto 6 development to continue following leak

"We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorised third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto," Rockstar Games says. "At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services nor any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects.

"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 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 through this situation."

On Sunday, an anonymous user posted 90 videos on the website GTA Forums showing early GTA 6 gameplay, which confirmed Grand Theft Auto 6's Vice City setting, and that there are two protagonists, one of them being female. The leaked videos also showed off the game's combat, weapons, cars, and more. These videos quickly began to spread like wildfire over the internet, and soon after, Take-Two began issuing DMCA notices to get the footage removed.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.