Sony has shamefacedly admitted that it is responsible for the leak of Grand Theft Auto V files, which swept the internet over the weekend. European fans who downloaded the digital pre-order of the game were given access to "certain" GTA V assets, which were promptly shared online.
In an official statement, Sony apologises for any spoilers:
Regrettably, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto V through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTA V assets. These assets were posted online. We have since removed the digital pre-order file from the PlayStation Store in Europe. We sincerely apologize to Rockstar and GTA fans across the world who were exposed to the spoiler content. GTA V is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year with a very passionate following, and we’re looking forward to a historic launch on September 17.
The leaked files suggest the game is a whopping 18GB download, so the pre-download was a nice courtesy that was simply handled poorly. Gamers were able to access details regarding the game's musical theme, the soundtrack, and even cut-scene audio files that are packed with spoilers.
Rockstar is also addressing the leak, as it announces the game has gone gold, and been sent off for mass production.
As you can imagine, we are deeply disappointed by leaks and spoilers being spread in advance of the game's launch. GTAV represents years of hard work by many people across the world, and we all couldn't be more excited to finally share it with you properly this September 17th.
The Rockstar Newswire is the place to be for all upcoming information regarding Grand Theft Auto V, and it promises to be spoiler-free.
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