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Rockstar Games has finally issued an official statement to fans about the viral, truly unprecedented hack of Grand Theft Auto VI. The study has announced that the development of Grand Theft Auto VI won’t be delayed after all, and that fans don’t have to worry about current live services or other ongoing projects. Here’s the full tweet from Rockstar Games’ feed:
The leaker managed to get his hands on dozens of clips, with more expected in the future, and intended to negotiate some sort of deal. It’s one of the most compromising hacks in the industry, drawing both serious concerns from employees and sympathy from fans or other studios.
Many were concerned that the leak would have much of an impact on Rockstar Games’ upcoming titles, let alone GTA series. While today’s new answers indicate there will be some short-tuhh problems, Rockstar’s tactical response has downplayed the impact of the leak, which also disempowers the hacker.
The hack itself has drawn equal parts support and scorn. Fans quickly relished the opportunity to punish corporate suits for some of their, well, divisive practices. Some fans have suggested that the lack of communication with fans has encouraged this kind of behavior and that it could spur the suits to change their ways.
But despite some of their questionable behavior in the past, there’s been nothing but good luck for the creative team behind the next Grand Theft Auto game. It’s quite possible that Rockstar could remove work from home standards to tighten security. The artists don’t really deserve that.
Regardless, it’s strange to see criticism for pre-alpha footage as if the visuals are any sort of proper hint at the finished product. Rockstar Games promises that they will update everyone again soon.
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