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Sony apologizes for weekend GTA V leak

The company has apologized to Rockstar for inadvertently leaking a digital file of the game on the European PlayStation Store.


Over the weekend, a digital file of the yet-to-be-released Grand Theft Auto V was made available via the Europe PlayStation Store to people who had preordered the game.

While the file wasn't a full version of the game -- there appears to have been no gameplay involved -- it was quickly decrypted and a number of spoilers emerged, including a full list of music tracks for the title.

The file has now been removed from the store, and Sony's social media manager Sid Shuman issued the following statement on the company's official PlayStation blog:

Regrettably, some people who downloaded the digital preorder 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 preorder 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.

While the leak doesn't seem to have resulted in any truly massive spoilers in terms of plotting, fans of the series may want to be careful about the information that's out in the wild before the official September 17 launch.

And if you do happen to want more information on that leaked music list, go to this Crave UK post. "GTA games are famed for their soundtracks," says writer Joe Svetlik, "and GTA V is no letdown, if this list is anything to go by."

(Source: CNET Australia)