This morning, Rockstar Games declared the GTA 6 leak that circulated over the weekend to be accurate.
The business claimed that it “recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorised third party fraudulently accessed and took private material from our systems, including early development video for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto,” in a statement.
Teapotuberhacker, a user, submitted that video with the statement, “Its conceivable I could leak more material soon, GTA 5 and 6 source code and assets, GTA 6 testing build,” on the GTAForums(Opens in a new window). Later, Bloomberg acknowledged its validity and noted that it is “early and unfinished.”
Rockstar continues, “We are incredibly disappointed to have any information about our next game shared with you all in this manner. “Work on the upcoming Grand Theft Auto game will go as scheduled, and we are as committed as ever to providing you, our gamers, with an experience that truly exceeds your expectations,” the company said.
When the new game is ready, the business promised to “fully present you to it.”
According to Rockstar, the attack is not anticipated to interfere with its live game services or have a long-term impact on the advancement of ongoing projects.
In February, Rockstar revealed that “active production” was underway for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto game. GTA V, the series’ most recent instalment, was published in September 2013—nearly ten years ago.
UPDATE: Uber suggested the individual (or group) responsible for hacking the ride-hailing app may also be responsible for the Rockstar attack in a Monday afternoon update about a breach of its own systems.