Some hackers, who are few of those who downloaded the pre-order version of the full game before the release date from European PSN network on their PS3 across the Europe had the access to the soundtrack audio files and leaked it online an it spread like wildfire, which made Sony to apologize to GTA fans as well as Rockstar Games – creator of the game. Now the digital version of the GTA Five game is not available in European PlayStation store since the leak, as the company has removed from PSN.
By the way, Sony had given early access to the European region, to download the full version of the game by pre-order and not to play it. This step was taken in order to avoid the server crash and other bandwidth issues, which could occur during the release date as every user might try to download the files simultaneously. That seems to be the dumb step by the company and now they realized it.
The hackers were easily accessed the soundtrack file and able to extract the audio files from it. They had provided the step by step instructions on several forums too. Team Rockstar has already responded that – “The company is deeply disappointed”.
“Unfortunately some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto 5 through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTA5 assets leading to leaked information and media from the game appearing online. As you can imagine, we are deeply disappointed by leaks and spoilers being spread in advance of the game’s launch. GTA5 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 17 September.”
Post from 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 September 17.
However, ockstar also asked the GTA Fans not to discuss these spoilers in it’s official website. Sony also seems to temporarily ban from PSN to those users, who willingly or unwillingly post about the leaks in the community forum.
Below is the list of audio tracks from the GTA 5 game in Spotify and Rdio (list posted in Reddit)