Take-Two Says Grand Theft Auto 6 Hack Won’t Affect Development

During yesterday’s Take-Two earnings call, the company assured investors and fans that the recent Grand Theft Auto 6 hack won’t have any effect on the game’s development.

The hack that happened in September was arguably one of the biggest video game-related hacks in history that saw over 90 gameplay videos of the game leaking online and becoming public.

Soon after the hack, Rockstar Games released a statement stating; “Work on the game will continue as planned. At this time, Rockstar Games does not anticipate any disruption to its current services nor any long-term effect on its development timelines as a result of this incident.”

The update from Take-Two, now two months on is further assurance that the team has looked into the security breach extensively and sees no major issues that will affect the timeline of the title.

As I discussed in mid-2012, Rockstar Games is aiming to release GTA 6 in 2024-2025. Sources have said that these dates remain the case, but could change in the future.

Apart from the leaks, Rockstar Games have been quiet about its project, and based on past Rockstar Games reveals, we’d need to see the game revealed soon for a 2024 release as typically Rockstar Games titles release two years following their initial announcement.

During Take-Two’s earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said “With regards to the leak, it was terribly unfortunate, and we take those sorts of incidents very seriously indeed.”

“There’s no evidence that any material assets were taken, which is a good thing, and certainly the leak won’t have any influence on development or anything of the sort, but it is terribly disappointing and causes us to be ever more vigilant on matters relating to cybersecurity”, it was said.

Reports suggest that a 17-year-old was arrested following the Grand Theft Auto 6 hacks and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

From more from Insider Gaming on the hacks, check out all of the weapons currently known to be in GTA 6.