One of the most highly anticipated games of the year is Grand Theft Auto V. Everywhere around the gaming industry there are people talking about this game and how big and exciting it is going to be. Fans are thoroughly excited for all that the game is sure to hold, and a lot has been kept quiet about the game to ensure that it has a huge worldwide launch on September 17th.

Unfortunately, though, there has been a leak of game information thanks to the PlayStation Store in Europe. It turns out that some people who purchased the digital preorder of the game were able to download a preorder file that was not supposed to be accessible. Through this file, they were able to access some content within the game itself, including things such as the main theme and soundtrack. Since the discovery of this leak, the file has been removed from the PlayStation Store and Sony has apologized to Rockstar, the game’s publisher, and Grand Theft Auto fans for the leakage of spoiler content, but the damage has already been done as the leakage has been posted online. To defend yourselves from spoilers, be very careful as you tread across the web, and don’t go looking for it because it is out there.

Below is the blog post, posted by Sid Shuman, PlayStation’s Social Media Manager, where Sony acknowledges the leak and apologizes for it.

“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.” — Sid Shuman

With a game of this magnitude, and the leak being spread all across the interwebs, naturally Rockstar had to give a response to the situation. The official response, which was released via Rockstar Newswire, can be found below.

“Unfortunately, as many of you may already know, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto V through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTAV assets leading to leaked information and media from the game appearing online … 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.” — Rockstar

So Rockstar isn’t too happy about this situation but, with a game this high profile, I’m sure the release is going to be special, leaks or not.

Are you upset by this leak? Or do you not really mind it?

Source: PlayStation Blog U.S., Rockstar Newswire

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Noah Cherry
My first gaming memory is watching my older brother play Donkey Kong 64 and staring at the screen in amazement. From that point on I wanted in on the fun, and it drove me to become a gamer and took me to where I am today. I am very passionate about gaming and love the opportunity I have here to use my writing skills and combine them with this passion. Nintendo has my heart, but I expand onto all platforms, owning many gaming consoles and playing a wide variety of games. My favorite game of all time is Super Mario 64, with Okami coming in as a close second. Kingdom Hearts is probably my favorite overall series of games, and Wind Waker is my favorite Zelda game, although I believe Ocarina of Time to be the "best" one. I also loved Spirit Tracks. Aside from gaming, I am a student and heavily participate in Choir programs. I also participate in musicals from time to time, whether it be through stage crew or acting. For those concerned, I am a cat person, not a dog person.


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