The gaming community is abuzz with reports that an early version of the source code for the popular game Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) has been leaked online.
The leak, about 4GB in size, is a significant breach for Rockstar Games, the developers behind the renowned GTA series.
The leaked source code includes a plethora of files related to the RAGE engine which powers GTA V, alongside concept images and early maps of the game's setting in San Andreas.
Furthermore, the leak reportedly also contains a Python script file from the highly anticipated and unreleased Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6), although it appears to be minor in content.
The leak of the game's source code is a critical issue for the gaming industry and the company, as it consists of the core instructions and algorithms that define the game's mechanics and functionality.
Keeping this code secure is vital to protect the intellectual property rights of the developers and to prevent unauthorized copying or alterations of the game.
This latest leak adds to a string of unfortunate incidents for Rockstar Games.
The company recently dealt with the leak of a GTA 6 trailer and, before that, a TikTok clip showcasing a part of GTA 6's cityscape.
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