Rockstar, the company behind GTA 6, promised that the highly publicized leak of more than an hour of the game’s ongoing development would not have any impact on future work and that the team would surpass players’ expectations. This position was reaffirmed by CEO of parent company Take-Two Strauss Zelnick during an earnings teleconference that VGC transcribed.
Regarding the leak, Zelnick stated that it was “terribly regrettable” and that “we take those sorts of situations very seriously indeed.” Although there is no proof that any tangible assets were taken, which is a good thing, and the breach won’t have any impact on development or anything similar, it is really frustrating and makes us even more watchful when it comes to cybersecurity-related issues.
The video in issue was allegedly received from an internal Rockstar Slack channel and was taken from an alpha version of the game. The City of London Police detained a 17-year-old on suspicion of hacking. The adolescent is suspected of belonging to the collective Lapsus$, which is blamed for similar attacks at tech firms like Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia, Okta, and Uber.
Other notable aspects of Take-quarterly Two’s earnings include GTA 5, which is still a sales titan and has reportedly sold more than 170 million units alone. Over the course of its illustrious history, the franchise as a whole has moved 385 million units altogether. With sales of Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2 totaling 70 million units, the Red Dead Redemption franchise has shown itself to be no slouch either.
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