Rockstar Games is the developer of next “Grand Theft Auto”video game. It was revealed that their network had been breached, which led to the release of footage of gameplay.
“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 Games made the statement via Twitter.
According to BloombergOver the weekend, the hacker posted never-before-seen video clips to an online messaging board. The user’s name was teapotuberhacker, an alias that also took credit for the hacking of Uber Technologies Inc. last week.
The hacker left a message regarding the “Grand Theft”incident that occurred in the online forum were the leaked footage was posted. Writing “I am looking to negotiate a deal.”
Another of the game’s creators, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., requested that YouTube and other destination websites of the leaked footage take down the videos under copyright claim, but this did not prevent the leaked first look from spreading.
Bloomberg’s SourcesPlease describe the leaked footage. “an early and unpolished view of plans for Grand Theft Auto VI, though the final version will look much more refined.” Take-Two’s shares also went down as much as 3.3% Monday.
“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,” Rockstar’s statement continued.
Rockstar Games revealed the development of GTA VI in February this year. GTA 5 has been sold 170 million times since its 2013 debut.
“Grand Theft Auto VI” is projected to release in 2024 or ’25.