Rockstar Games has confirmed that it recently "suffered a network intrusion" that resulted in the massive leak of 90 videos of early development versions of Grand Theft Auto 6. The company said in an official statement on Monday morning that the intrusion resulted in "an unauthorized third party illegally" accessing and downloading "confidential information from our systems," though it adds that they don't anticipate this will have any effect on its ongoing live game services or development timeline.
The company said via a spokesperson that it won't be commenting beyond this statement on the leak, which popped up over the weekend on GTAForums (which has since removed the content at the request of the copyright holder, i.e. Rockstar). While the developer said it's "extremely disappointed" that the game leaked in this manner, it added that it's as committed as ever to delivering a top-quality next installment in the celebrated franchise.
There's no official timeline on GTA 6's release at the moment, but it's likely going to happen in either 2024 or 2025 based on current predictions.
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