“We sincerely apologize to Rockstar and GTA fans across the world.
Sony has issued an apology following the leak of Grand Theft Auto V assets that occurred over the weekend.
“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,” reads a statement published on the PlayStation Blog. “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 17th September.
Rockstar has responded to the incident via the Rockstar Newswire.
“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 GTA V assets leading to leaked information and media from the game appearing online,” the statement begins. “As you can imagine, we are deeply disappointed by leaks and spoilers being spread in advance of the game's launch. GTA V 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 notes there are more announcements about GTA V to reveal between now and release and reminds users that anybody discussing or sharing spoilers on the company’s site will have their commenting privileges revoked. Readers are advised the same applies here at IGN.
GTA V has officially gone gold and is now steaming full-speed towards its September 17 release on PS3 and Xbox 360.