Rockstar Games has today responded to this weekend's GTA 6 gameplay leak with a statement on social media, explaining how the company is "extremely disappointed" by it, but doesn't anticipate any long-term development issues.
"We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto. At this time we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services nor any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects."
"We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared with you all in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations. We will update everyone again soon and, of course, will properly introduce you to this next game when it is ready. We want to thank everyone for their ongoing support through this situation."
Rockstar has been met with a wave of support from people throughout the games industry over the past 24 hours, including Xbox's own Sarah Bond who acknowledged how "disheartening" the leak must have been for the studio.
The good news is that it sounds like Grand Theft Auto 6's development will continue without any major roadblocks, so fingers crossed we'll all be playing the final version for ourselves within the next couple of years.
What a crazy 24 hours it's been in the world of Rockstar Games and GTA!