Among the various scandals that hit the video game industry during 2022, without a doubt the leak of GTA 6 It was the one that generated the most noise. Dozens of videos belonging to a build early flooded the internet, confirming multiple details such as the setting in Vice City. Yes ok Rockstar Games noted that the embarrassing event did not harm his development, the study did he was severely affected in the psychic question.
Leaking the details of a game before an official presentation is one of the worst situations that can happen to a developer studio. The case of Rockstar Games has a greater dimension because, for decades, they have distinguished themselves by keeping their future projects secret. Unfortunately, a rather skilled hacker got in the way of GTA 6.
During the presentation of his quarterly results, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive (the company that owns Rockstar Games), reiterated that the filtration of GTA 6 did not alter its development nor the strategy at the business level (via IGN). That is, the title will not suffer delays, at least not caused by the controversial hack.
However, the above does not mean that Rockstar Games has turned the page quickly. Emotionally, the studio was hit hard by the leaks of GTA 6. And of course, that is not solved overnight.
“We take leaks very seriously, and they disappoint us all. It’s really frustrating and annoying for the team. However, in the commercial matter, we are not affected. But as a personal and emotional matter, our teams are affected.”
Sadly, the gameplay videos of GTA 6 that saw the light at that time, were criticized by a good number of ignoramuses who are completely unaware of the development process of a video game. They criticized its visual quality, the movements of the characters and, in general, that the title was not yet in a suitable state. What they didn’t know is that most of the visual details come to fruition during the later stages.
Rockstar Games was quick to comment that the material belonged to a build initial. “We recently experienced an intrusion into our network through which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded sensitive information from our systems, including development material very early next year. Grand Theft Auto“, they indicated. In addition, they expressed their disappointment at what happened, which is in line with what was expressed by the director of Take-Two.
“We are extremely disappointed that details of our next game have been shared with you in this way. Our work in the next Grand Theft Auto It will go ahead as planned, and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations. We will give you more information soon and of course we will introduce you to this new game when it is ready. Thank you all for your support in this situation.”
In addition, multiple well-known video game studios and developers came to the defense of Rockstar Games, showing what some of their works looked like at the same stage. Without a doubt, a great gesture of solidarity with a team that, until that date, was completely oblivious to the consequences of a leak.
For now, We still do not know when the official presentation of GTA 6. Of course, the rumors point to this same year, although the launch would wait until 2024 or 2025.
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