Rockstar confirmed hacker stole GTA VI footage

Rockstar confirmed hacker stole GTA VI footage
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The Grand Theft Auto VI video that appeared online over the weekend was stolen from Rockstar's network, according to Rockstar. It's still not clear whether the gameplay and the attack on Uber, which allegedly took place last week, were connected, according to the user who posted it, "teapotuberhacker."

“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,” Rockstar says on Twitter. “We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared with you all in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations.”

There are currently few details available on the "network intrusion," but Rockstar promises to "inform everyone again soon."

The hacker published a 3GB file on Sunday morning that contained 90 films of early GTA VI gameplay footage, which is consistent with earlier rumors suggesting the game may have a female protagonist for the first time. In addition, the hacker threatened to "release more material soon," which might include testing builds, assets, and source code for both GTA V and GTA VI.