Zelnick: GTA 6 leak won't impact development

Zelnick: GTA 6 leak won't impact development

The CEO and president of Take-Two, Straus Zelnick (pictured) has insisted that the leak of Grand Theft Auto 6 earlier this year will not impact development.

Speaking to investors for the company's second quarter financial results, the exec was asked about the impact of the cyber attack. Zelnick has said that it won't be influencing development on the eagerly-anticipated release.

"It was terribly unfortunate, and we take those sorts of incidents very seriously indeed," he said.

"There's no evidence that any material assets were taken, which is a good thing. And certainly, the leak won't have any influence on development or anything of the sort. But it is terribly disappointing and causes us to be ever more vigilant on matters relating to cybersecurity."

For the quarter ending September 30th, 2022, Take-Two reported a 62 per cent increase in revenue year-on-year, hitting $1.4 billion. Bookings clocked in a $1.5 billion, a 53 per cent rise.

Over 90 gameplay videos of an in-development Grand Theft Auto 6 were leaked in September of this year. This appears to be the work of a British teenager, who has pleaded not guilty on two counts each of breach of bail and computer misuse.

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