Rockstar Games have released a short statement earlier today regarding yesterday’s GTA6 Alpha gameplay leaks. The breach, which Rockstar state was due to a “network intrusion” resulted in early development footage of the next Grand Theft Auto game, believed to be GTA6, to be leaked online to the public. Of course, this has been probably one of the biggest game leaks in video game history resulting in Rockstar Games being “extremely disappointed“.
The official statement was posted on their social media channels today acknowledging that the footage we saw was in fact the next Grand Theft Auto game. Our thoughts go out to all the developers who are working hard on the game and continuing to keep up this work ethic in order to deliver “an experience that truly exceeds your expectations“. You can view the official statement below.
We are pleased that Rockstar Games have commented on this, albeit the circumstances could be better. It will most likely be some time before we get an official announcement for GTA6, and that probably won’t be anytime soon now due to the data breach, however Rockstar have confirmed that “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 will keep everyone updated with any further information that is released.
It would also appear that Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games have also released a statement regarding the breach yesterday. The statement is very similar to that above, but reads:
“Rockstar Games recently experienced a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential
information from its systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto. Current Rockstar Games services are unaffected. We
have already taken steps to isolate and contain this incident.
Work on the game will continue as planned. At this time, Rockstar Games does not anticipate any disruption to its current services nor any long-term
effect on its development timelines as a result of this incident.” ~ Take-Two Interactive Inc.
You can view the Take-Two Interactive report here.