Rockstar Games & Take Two Interactive Swing The Ban Hammers At GTA V Leakers

/ 3 years ago


You might have noticed that there have been hundreds of leaked images, gameplay videos, live stream, gifs, torrents and more for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto Game. Rockstar and Take Two have certainly noticed and they have been on the war path to prevent the game from being leaked further and to (of course) protect their bottom line profits.

If you’ve taken part in uploading anything related to the retail games content that isn’t already authorised by Take Two, then expect a visit from the digital heavies as content is being pulled with impressive haste. Rockstar have been exhibiting a zero tolerance policy and many websites have already chirped up about being contacted by the company, who themselves issued the following message to all would-be leakers.

“Pre-Release Footage: No pre-release leaked footage of any kind: Any posting of in-game footage from leaked copies of the game prior to its official release date will be taken down, regardless of how the game was obtained. This includes “early unboxing” videos.”

Sounds a little over the top if you ask me, especially for those who got their game legitimately early. Live streams have had their accounts banned from streaming services, YouTube videos have been taken down, web pages issued take down notices and more. Rockstar spent $265 million making this game, which is expected to make back over a $1 billion, so you can bet they can a) afford to defend it and b) intend to fight to the death if need be.

Biggest threat of all though is the one you must all follow, don’t play the game early! Microsoft have been following Taketwo and banning consoles that have been found accessing GTA V in any manner whatsoever!

Time to play the waiting game, because it seems Rockstar won’t let the party start until 17th of this month.

Thank you CinemaBlend for providing us with this information.

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  • Skidmarks

    $1 billion is being very conservative if you ask me. Rockstar & Take two aren’t greedy at all , they just like a lot.

  • Collision

    Screw Rockstar Games, I’m the responsible of GTA V leak and its digital shit guys can’t come to Tunisia to judge us 🙂

  • Interpoop

    Well c’mon console gamers, it’s just only two days from now while we on the PC are still itching for a release.

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  • Mason / MrPS3skills

    good job i didnt upload footage then…

  • James Armstrong

    Personally, I prefer not seeing anything and just picking up or downloading the game.
    It makes it a lot more exciting and enjoyable to find these unexpected features that may have been showcased on gameplay or trailers..
    I’m not watching any gameplay until the PC version is out and I can download it on Steam and enjoy it, lots.