- The GTA 5 source code was allegedly sold for $2,000 to a group of individuals belonging to a modding community.
- One of the individuals tried to sell the source code for a profit.
- When the individual couldn’t sell the source code for profit, they decided to leak the code.
The GTA 5 source code has allegedly been sold to a group belonging to a modding community for just about $2,000. Judging from the game’s worth, it appears that the source code was sold at an incredibly cheap price. According to the Twitter/X user @_Dyllie_, the source code was leaked out of spite when the group that initially purchased the source code could not sell it for profit.
The GTA5 source code was leaked out of spite; here’s why:
The GTA5 source code was allegedly bought for $2000 USD (LTC) in a group buy amongst a group in the modding community. (I'm not entirely sure which modding group to join; I’m being told several different things.)… pic.twitter.com/nSNRpdlvAQ
— Dyllie (@_Dyllie_) December 26, 2023
The news regarding GTA 5 source code being leaked has been floating around for a few days. However, recently, a Twitter/X user, @_Dyllie_, provided more insight into the nature of the leak. The Twitter/X user provided several screenshots that revealed some of the details regarding the dealing that took place between the individuals who purchased the source code from the leaker for $2,000.
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One of the individuals who purchased the source code tried to sell it for profit. When the individual could not sell the source code for a profit, they decided to leak it over the internet. Note that the GTA 5 source code also included Bully 2 files, as reports claimed. Recently, Insomniac Games also suffered a major leak, which risked the private information of several employees as well as highly confidential details about the company and their upcoming games.
Why The Source Code Getting Leaked Matters Significantly
The GTA 5 launched about a decade ago, but it is still an extremely popular game to this day. The source code being publicly leaked means that modders will now be able to make malicious mods. Furthermore, the source code being publicly available may also reveal confidential information about the game or the company, which may also hurt the company’s future.
The source code’s availability also makes your PC vulnerable to many malicious attacks, including viruses, which may make the game unable to run at all. Additionally, hundreds of developers spent years writing up the source code, and having it just publicly available for anyone to temper with also hurts the morale of the developers.
GTA 5 was initially released in September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game was later released on PC in 2015. GTA 5 is currently available to play on current-gen, as well as old-gen consoles and PCs. Rockstar Games has also recently released a trailer for GTA 6, the next iteration in the franchise that is set to launch sometime in 2025 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X.
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