Rockstar Games, the developer of Grand Theft Auto 6, seems to be blocking replies on Twitter after the massive leak.
Rockstar Games quickly began retracting the leaked content citing copyright reasons, after a hacker revealed several videos, assets and even some of the code for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 on September 18. The studio also admitted that the leaked content was indeed from the game.
Rockstar has announced two new cars and some events and changes for Grand Theft Auto Online. They reported all of this on Twitter but unusually blocked replies.
A review of Rockstar Games’ Twitter history confirms that the company only began doing so after acknowledging the hack in a statement on Monday. And while a single tweet is hardly a trend, it seems highly likely that the two events are related.
In Monday’s statement, Rockstar explained that a third-party network intrusion had hit the studio. The hacker in question, believed to be part of the same group that targeted Uber earlier this month illegally downloaded footage showing an early development build of the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6.
Although not acknowledged in an official statement from Rockstar, the hacker or hackers claimed to have access to source code for both GTA 5 and GTA 6. However, there is no evidence that the hackers have released either of them. Rockstar claims that none of its live-action games has been affected by the hacking and that the development of Grand Theft Auto 6 will continue as planned.
However, it remains unclear why Rockstar Games has blocked replies to its latest tweet.
The responses to the developer’s earlier Twitter statement were overwhelmingly positive, with most GTA fans expressing support for the company. Some even commented that the leaked footage of Grand Theft Auto 6 looks impressive, given its apparent unfinished state. Of course, there were some negative or teasing comments, but that’s not unusual for a big game studio like Rockstar Games to tweet.
Some fans, of course, criticised the early alpha shots, apparently believing that they showed what Grand Theft Auto 6 would look like when it was released. This includes some unflattering comparisons with the graphics of Ubisoft’s 2016 Watch Dogs 2 game. In other criticisms, it seems that observers have missed the fact that the placeholder tools and debugging text are not part of the game’s UI.
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— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) September 22, 2022
This literally looks like a off brand of watch dogs 2, ain’t no way this is real. Even for early alpha footage this looks bad.
— Meme Doctor (@RealMemeDocter) September 18, 2022