Publisher: Massive GTA 6 leak won’t impact development
According to CEO Strauss Zelnick’s statement in the publisher’s second-quarter earnings call, the hack that Rockstar Games suffered in September will not adversely affect Grand Theft Auto VI development.
The Highbury Corner Youth Court in London heard the teenager accused of breaking the studio’s security by releasing Grand Theft Auto VI gameplay onto the Internet. The teenager pleaded guilty but not guilty to two charges of breaching bail conditions. However, he was remanded at a youth detention center.
Developers sent their sympathy to Rockstar Games after the cyberattack. The reveal of the game was not as they intended. Pre-market trading saw Take-Two Interactive share prices drop by over six percent on the day of the hack. Take-Two Interactive acknowledged that hacking could have an impact on the progress of Grand Theft Auto VI.
Strauss Zelnick said, “With regard to the leak, it was horribly unfortunate and we take these sorts of incidents very seriously indeed.” (cheers, VGC).
“There is no evidence that any material assets were stolen, which is positive. The leak won’t impact development or any other type of activity, but it’s terribly disappointing. It forces us to be more vigilant in cybersecurity matters.
This is good news for fans who have been waiting for nine years for the game. It’s a result of Red Dead Redemption II’s success and the fact that Grand Theft Auto VI underwent a rebootbefore it became the game we saw in September.