Footage From Grand Theft Auto VI Got Leaked As A Result Of Security Breach

A hacker posted over 90 clips and photographs from the forthcoming Grand Theft Auto game online, according to the game's makers.

Footage From Grand Theft Auto VI Got Leaked As A Result Of Security Breach
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A hacker posted over 90 clips and photographs from the forthcoming Grand Theft Auto game online, according to the game's makers.

The information was made public on Sunday as a result of what is being described as one of the greatest security flaws in gaming.

Although Rockstar Games admitted that the "first production video" from GTA VI had been seized, the business maintained that the "network penetration" was still unclear.

The footage was uploaded to the GTAForums website by a user known as teapotuberhacker.

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The information was purportedly obtained by the hacker via tapping into Rockstar's internal Slack channel. He then instructed authorities to strike a deal to prevent further revelations.
 
Source code, assets, and test build from both GTA 6 and GTA 5 might also be released, jeopardizing corporate operations.

Although officials removed the initial message, it was widely reposted on social media. As per reports, Rockstar has requested that the video be deleted from Twitter and YouTube.

By demonstrating animation testing, level layouts, and some game demonstration, the clip appears to corroborate a long-running claim that the game would contain the series' first available female protagonist.

They also revealed the game's location, a fictionalized depiction of Miami similar to the one used in GTA: Vice City in 2002.

In a statement issued on Monday, the firm stated "extreme dissatisfaction" at having any data about our next game exposed to everyone in this way.
  
The statement continued, "Work on the upcoming Grand Theft Auto game will go as scheduled, and we are as devoted as ever to providing you, our gamers, with an experience that genuinely surpasses your expectations. 
  
Industry experts predict that the game will be released in 2024 or 2025, and Rockstar earlier this year acknowledged that it was in development. 


  The release of the game may have been delayed as a result of the leak, but officials said they did not foresee "any long-term impact on the progress of our existing projects." 
 
One of the most commercially profitable video games ever, GTA 5 has sold over 170 million copies ever since its debut in 2013. 
  
Its online mode alone is predicted to have brought in more than $900 million in 2020. 

Source: Bbc

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