Sony acknowledges GTA V leak, says sorry
Late last week a boatload of GTA V information was leaked online, but the guys at Sony were quick to say sorry for the blunder.
Thankfully, the leak didn’t ruin the game for most of us, but some people were rather disappointed to hear about the exposed content. According to the guys at Kotaku, “a digital file of the game was inadvertently made available through the Europe PlayStation Store to those who had pre-ordered the game there.”
Basically, a 'pre-order download' allows you to download some of the game's files before the official release so that you can play it as soon as it’s available to everyone else. However, a bunch of hackers and other tech-wizards managed to dig through the files to uncover some GTA truths...
So what was leaked? (SPOILER ALERT: clicking the following link may reveal spoilers. You have been warned) Well, apparently the game’s soundtrack, along with the in-game loading screen, were leaked along with the file size of the game.
Hackers have also apparently gained access to in-game TV commercial material, according to Rockstar Informer.
So what did Sony have to say about the whole fiasco? Here’s a look at what they had to say over on the PlayStation Blog:
“Regrettably, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto V through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTA V assets. These assets were posted online.
“We have since removed the digital pre-order file from the PlayStation Store in Europe. We sincerely apologize to Rockstar and GTA fans across the world who were exposed to the spoiler content.
“GTA V is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year with a very passionate following, and we’re looking forward to a historic launch on September 17.”
In other words...
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