Over the past 48 hours, countless pieces of data have been posted online as part of the major Rockstar Games hack involving Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5. Now, as more information comes out, it’s been seemingly revealed that the GTA 5 source code was sold for an incredibly low price of just $2,000.
According to leaked DMs, a modding group has purchased the source code for the game. After spending $2,000 on the code, the group that bought it tried to resell it for as much as $6,000 to try and make a profit. After no one would buy it from them, even when prices were lowered, a member of the group turned around and decided to leak the code instead.
The user, known as TMP, said “GTA can burn” when he was scolded for the problems he’s likely caused by posting the source code. One user said, “I really hope you realize the problem you created” to which TMP replied, “I’ll just leak it fully then dude. No half measures then”.
As of writing, Insider Gaming has yet to independently verify the legitimacy of the shared DMs. Until that can happen, take the report, like any rumor, with a grain of salt.
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