Sony has apologised for an error on the European PlayStation Store that has led to Grand Theft Auto V assets being leaked.
The problem occurred thanks to Sony's enabling of pre-loading of pre-ordered games in Europe. This allows gamers to download titles - but not play them - ahead of launch. Downloads of GTA V started early, however.
While the downloaded content was not playable, someone had a poke around in the game's code and as a result story spoilers, a track listing and other assorted goodies have appeared online.
Pre-loading has been suspended and will resume on September 13th, ahead of the launch on the 17th. A statement
from the company says:
“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 17th.”