Rumors are going around about a possible leak of the Grand Theft Auto 5 source code and a wealth of private Rockstar Games information. This news confirms earlier reports from the previous year suggesting that GTA 5’s source code may have been partially leaked. The struggling game developer has had to deal with several security lapses over the past year, which have disrupted business operations and put the confidentiality of its next projects in jeopardy.
A major setback for Rockstar Games occurred last year when a network hack led to the unapproved release of more than an hour’s worth of Grand Theft Auto 6 gameplay. The makers had to release the teaser ahead of schedule due to subsequent leaks that disrupted their plans. The situation has now become more serious due to rumors that a crucial source may have been leaked.
Attention was recently drawn to a rumored GTA 5 source code leak on the internet by GTA Focal’s tweet. It has not yet been determined if the stolen data, which is believed to be a 4GB file primarily composed of code, is the full version of the 200GB source code file. All of the components and 3D models needed for the creation and operation of the game are included in the source file. Even with efforts to remove the original URL, the source code has already been widely shared across several social media platforms.
The parent company of Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive, looks to be putting a lot of effort into taking down web links to the disclosed source code.
According to rumors, hackers are thinking about making the entire 200 GB of source code available despite these efforts. The main distinction between the current breach and the security issue from the previous year is that the files were only recently made public.
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When it is revealed that the leak contains information from the eagerly anticipated but never-released Bully 2, as well as snippets of code from Grand Theft Auto 6, unreleased downloadable content (DLCs), and a shelved project called “Agent,” the severity of the issue only increases. The GTA 5 Trevor expansion is one of the leaked DLCs; it was previously discussed in leaks. A map from the shelved “Agent” project, which was allegedly influenced by the James Bond films, is also disclosed in the leak.
Because this breach makes it possible for hackers to find and take advantage of source code vulnerabilities, there could be catastrophic repercussions. This might give them the ability to remotely run code on participants’ PCs, which would put GTA Online players’ safety in danger. Given that developers are probably on vacation throughout the Christmas season, the timing of the leak over the holiday season presents further issues as it may impede efforts to address the problem and safeguard the integrity of Rockstar Games’ initiatives. As the corporation works to lessen the effects of this historic security breach, the gaming community is eager for more details.