The last couple of days have been pretty intense in terms of Grand Theft Auto 5. It all started with Sony enabling pre-loading (ie downloading) of the game data files for GTA V when you pre-ordered it via the European version of the Playstation Network. You can check out our coverage of that here.
Basically, if you pre-ordered the game via the EU PSN, you could then download 99% of it (encrypted) so that you wouldn’t have to wait until September 17. Then come release day, Sony would unlock/decrypt the game files and you’d be able to play.
The problem has been however, that various PS3 hackers then got access to the game files and starting extracting bits and pieces of information. For example, the ending to the game’s storyline is now known (apparently), and some of the radio stations from within the game have also been leaked. To be honest I don’t know the full extent of what’s out there because I don’t want to ruin the game (and we won’t be posting any leaked information/assets/files etc here at GTA 5 Cheats either).
Anyway, both Sony and Rockstar have come out with official statements on the matter, and Sony have also taken down the game files from the Playstation Network (too little too late I’m afraid Sony…).
Rockstar Statement on GTA V Leaks
Unfortunately, as many of you may already know, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto V through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTAV assets leading to leaked information and media from the game appearing online. You can read Sony’s statement on this here: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/08/24/grand-theft-auto-v-update/. As you can imagine, we are deeply disappointed by leaks and spoilers being spread in advance of the game’s launch. GTAV represents years of hard work by many people across the world, and we all couldn’t be more excited to finally share it with you properly this September 17th. Please stay tuned here at the Rockstar Newswire for all announcements about GTAV between now and game release as we definitely still have more to officially reveal.
Sony Statement on GTA V Leaks
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.
Anyway, as far as we know, the full game has not been leaked, only specific pieces of media have. The real point of this post however, is to say that you should be careful visiting any other GTA 5 related websites as spoilers may have been posted, particularly in forums. So take care browsing the net, stick to GTA 5 Cheats for all the news and updates you need (along with cheats of course) and join us in waiting for September 17 to roll around.
The wait will absolutely be worth it!
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