Rockstar Games, the developer of the legendary video game Grand Theft Auto, admitted on Monday that the videos of the next GTA, still in development, were hacked and published on the web this weekend.
“We recently experienced a computer breach in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded sensitive information onto our systems, including footage from the upcoming Grand Theft Auto,” the studio wrote on Twitter.
The specialized site PC Gamer reviewed over the weekend that an archive with 90 videos of GTA 6 was published on player forums, under the pseudonym of “teapotuberhacker”, who also attributed the hack to Uber last week.
The hacker promised to “leak more information soon” about the game.
“We are extremely disappointed that the details of the next game were shared with you in this way,” Rockstar lamented.
Since its first installment in 1997, Grand Theft Auto has been both popular and criticized for its violent content, to the point of being the only title rated only for adults.
Players take on the role of hit-and-run criminals in cars in cities inspired by New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Miami.
In February, the studio confirmed that it was developing the new installment, highly anticipated after the release of GTA 5 in 2013.
Following the leak, Rockstar assured that their work “continues as planned.”