September 25, 2022

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Take-Two Interactive-owned Rockstar Games confirmed Monday that the company suffered a network intrusion where a third party illegally accessed footage of the new Grand Theft Auto video game.

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Shares of Take-Two closed up less than 1% on Monday.

A user named “teapotuberhacker”, who is also claiming responsibility for the recent hack at ride-hailing company Uber, posted more than 90 videos of GTA VI in its early development stage to an online forum. Videos reveal details such as the location, main characters, and other central features of the game.

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Rock Star issued a statement monday.

“We are extremely disappointed to share the details of our next game with you all,” the company said in a statement.

The leaked video was originally posted on an online message board named GTA ForumAnd the site now features a banner on its homepage instructing users not to share links to copyrighted material.

Analysts at Jefferies said the leak is the biggest in recent memory, but they don’t believe it will ultimately hurt sales of the game.

“This is a PR disaster, likely sets production back, and hurts morale,” he wrote in a note on Monday. “However, based on what we see, the game is ahead of what many believe and will not impact the game’s reception/sales.”

, CNBC’s Michael Bloom

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