GTA 6 has attracted the attention of the entire entertainment industry after the hack suffered by Rockstar Games. Interestingly, the leak has had such an impact that the game already broke a pre-release record.
Specifically, the publication in which Rockstar Games confirmed illegal access to its network became the most liked tweet in gaming history. At the time of writing this post, the message has over a million views. likes and nearly 150,000 retweets.
Although some will see it as a minor situation, it is strong evidence of the enormous interest that the situation attracted. On the other hand, it is the best proof that GTA 6 is by far the most anticipated game today. Now, surely at Rockstar Games they would have preferred to claim this record in very different circumstances.
“We are very disappointed that great details of our next video game have been shared with you in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto will continue as planned and we remain committed to delivering an experience that truly exceeds expectations for you, our players,” part of the message shared in the tweet mentioned.
After the negative outlook that Rockstar suffered last weekend, this Friday they were able to breathe easier. The reason? UK police have arrested a teenager on suspicion of involvement in the studio attack and, therefore, in the filtration of GTA 6. It should be remembered that all the clues indicate that the person responsible would also have violated the security of Uber days before.
The filter of GTA 6 gets a dose of his own medicine
But beyond having the FBI and other security organizations on his heels, the hacker also earned the enmity of other hackers. During the last hours, various forums have spread alleged personal information of the cybercriminal. His full name, phone number, address and even photos of his face are circulating on the internet. In fact, they also leaked data from close relatives.
Certainly, it is not the way to deal with an event that concerns the authorities. However, it is also evident that the attacker did not dimension his actions. In GTA Forums, hours after sharing the videos of GTA 6, the hacker himself acknowledged that the situation had taken on an unexpected proportion. But when you involve one of the most popular franchises in entertainment history, the world’s reaction is completely normal.
Rockstar Games, for its part, will have the opportunity to break its own record in the near future. Have no doubt that the tweet with the first trailer for GTA 6 will add hundreds of thousands of interactions.