After suffering an unprecedented leak of its next Grand Theft Auto game on Sunday, developer Rocker has now released a statement confirming the leak is authentic, but this will not stop the development of the GTA VI.
“We recently suffered 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,” Rockstar shared in a statement on Twitter. “At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to our live services nor any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects.”
A hacker with the name “teapotuberhacker” uploaded a 3GB file containing 90 videos of early gameplay footage of Grand Theft Auto VI to GTAForums on Sunday morning. The footage has now been circulated across social media, and Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier confirmed they were “indeed real” before Rockstar released its official statement.
The leak also corroborates Schreier’s Bloomberg report in July, where he mentioned GTA VI would have two playable characters. The leaked footage shows a male and another female character named Lucia. The leaked footage also confirms that the next Grand Theft Auto game will likely occur in Miami.
“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.” Rockstar continued in the statement on Twitter. “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 through this situation.”