Take-Two reconfirms that GTA 6 will release as planned despite leak

Unfortunately, we still don't know exactly when Rockstar Games plans to drop the release date of GTA 6, let alone give us a trailer.

Take-Two CEO, Strauss Zelnick, used the words "terribly unfortunate" to address concerns about Grand Theft Auto 6 following the massive leak a few months back.

Gta Release As Planned Despite Leak
Now, if only Rockstar Games could give us a proper GTA 6 reveal.

Rockstar Games confirmed the GTA 6 leaks a few days after they went viral and the video game community has been abuzz since. Some are even using the info found in the leak to try and approximate the map for the next GTA game. Take-Two seems pretty confident that work on GTA 6 remains unaffected by the entire fiasco.

Here's what Zelnick had to say about the leaks in a recent earnings call:

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 short, but it is terribly disappointing and causes us to be ever more vigilant on matters related to cybersecurity.

The leaker, who was identified to be a 17-year-old from the UK, is currently in jail and facing charges after pleading not guilty.

The bigger story about Zelnick's latest GTA 6 statement is that it ends speculations that an official GTA 6 reveal is coming soon.

Gta Release As Planned Despite Leak
If we're being technical, the leaks can't delay a game that doesn't have a release date.

After its official confirmation earlier this year, Rockstar Games and Take-Two have kept a tight lid on the game's development. The leak is the only source of information we have on GTA 6 right now and it's not the most accurate, as it comes from data early in the game's development. Most likely, GTA 6 has progressed well past that point by now and should be one step closer to being a complete game.

Most recently, insiders speculated the leaks give Take-Two and Rockstar no choice but to drop a trailer for GTA 6 to ease fan concerns. Technically, the rumors did come true since Take-Two talked about GTA 6. It's just that we didn't get more info about the game.

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In the same earnings call, Take-Two announce that it has shipped over 170 million copies of Grand Theft Auto 5 since it came out in 2013. While the humongous number of copies sold by GTA 5 casts an enormous shadow over its sequel, it's a problem that Rockstar would very much prefer to have and is very capable of solving in a few years.

In other news, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a rare game that comes close to reaching the numbers posted by GTA 5 in its opening weekend.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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