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“We will update everyone again”: Rockstar Games Breaks Silence After GTA 6 Leaks Wreaked Havoc, Fans Lend Support as Game Suffers Major Setback

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When it comes to GTA 6, fans of the notable game franchise, for almost a decade, were anticipating even the minutest of details regarding the aforementioned installment. It was only earlier this year in February that Rockstar Games, the videogame publisher company that is credited to have developed the ever-so-iconic Grand Theft Auto series, confirmed the plausibility of the much-awaited addition.

Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V

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However, headlines were made recently when the gaming community was taken by a disruptive storm. Grand Theft Auto VI, which was intricately under development, recently faced a major setback, as a user, named ‘teapotuberhacker’ on GTAForums posted videos of an alleged test build for the forthcoming sequel. With 90 such videos having been made public, the leak was considered one of the biggest – with many assuming that the game will face a major delay.

However, Rockstar Games, on their official Twitter handle, dropped an update about the GTA 6 leak, addressing and acknowledging the unfortunate tragedy. Fans come banded together to show immense support.

Rockstar Games Addresses The GTA 6 Leak

Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games

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The leaks that made their rounds across the corners of the Internet confirmed one key, revolutionary element in the franchise’s history that previously attracted criticism from many long-time GTA fans – the reported inclusion of a playable female protagonist for the very first time. The character is said to be a Latina woman. However, as a part of a pair influenced by Bonnie and Clyde, she will not be the only leading character in the much-anticipated video game.

Much of the other details revealed by the notorious leaks alluded to a less-than-prepared premise. There’s a long way to go before the video game is finished. Many fans were wary of GTA 6 getting delayed after the infamous fiasco, as leaks of such a scale often prove to be quite detrimental in the development process.

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Grand Theft Auto VI

However, much to everyone’s relief, Rockstar Games confirmed through a Twitter post that the ongoing development will proceed without any “long-term effects” to account for. They also acknowledged the leak and had the following to say:

“We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto. At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services nor any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects.”

The videogame publisher company also stated their apologetic sentiments, expressing regrets on having such crucial details of GTA 6 be shared with people in such a compromising fashion. To affirm reassurance amongst fans, the company stated, “Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned.”

GTA: San Andreas
GTA: San Andreas

Furthermore, Rockstar Games mentioned staying committed to delivering a premise that is bound to exceed one’s expectations.

GTA Fans’ Overwhelming Support

Before the statement was issued by the company, anxious fans were anticipating several scenarios, ranging from moderate to extreme. Some expected a potential delay, others were convinced of the game’s cancelation. However, with the announcement detailing no such extremities, fans finally felt at ease about GTA 6.

Additionally, many long-time connoisseurs of the game extended their empathetic remorse over the leaks and praised the efforts of the developers who work excruciatingly hard to shape the world of Grand Theft Auto into fruition.

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With Rockstar Games emphasizing their promise of “properly” introducing the game once it’s finished and good-to-go, fans who constantly looked forward to the day GTA 6 would become a reality for years and years, have a little more to wait before they receive what they’ve always yearned for.

One can only hope and pray that the rest of the journey is smooth, secure, and protected from other potential leaks.

Source: Rockstar Games