The Gaming world has been hit with a massive hack after images of the next GTA VI game popped up online. Many industry players seemed very worried.
The Grand Theft Auto franchise has been hit with what some industry experts have described as one of the biggest hacking activities in the gaming world. More than 90 videos and images of the next edition of the famous GTA appeared online after the franchise systems were hacked.
Rockstar Games, who are the developers of the GTA franchise, said it remained unclear how the “network intrusion” occurred but confirmed “early development footage” from GTA VI had been stolen. Rockstar Games said it remained unclear how the “network intrusion” occurred but confirmed “early development footage” from GTA VI had been stolen. They described it as a security breach which was being investigated.
The hacked images and videos were posted on the GTAForums site by a user called teapotuberhacker, while the hacker behind this theft stated that it gained access to the data by breaching Rockstar’s internal feed on the Slack messaging app. The hacker has requested that executives of the company come to the negotiating table to avoid the publishing of further leaked documents and data from the game.
These further leaks could damage the operations of GTA as they could include source code, assets, and testing builds from both GTA 5 and GTA 6. In a statement released by the company on its Twitter page, they described the development as unfortunate and a disappointment.
“Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations,” it added.