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Sony has apologised to both players and to developer Rockstar after European pre-orders of Grand Theft Auto V leaked all kinds of information about the game.
Last week European PlayStation Store users were allowed to pre-install their pre-orders of the game but this meant the game’s data was left wide open for those with a mind to look for it and thus leaked spoilers about the game.
Apologising for the leaks, Sony issued a statement on the PlayStation Blog. “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 17th September.”
Rockstar also released a statement on the developer’s 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.”
GTAV is only a few weeks away from release so Analog Addiction would like to advise you stay away from any potentially spoiler filled content related to the game for the time-being.
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