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Report: Early Copies Of Grand Theft Auto V Under Investigation By Rockstar

by Kyle Hilliard on Sep 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM

If you have made a visit to the Internet in the past 24 hours, you may have noticed that there are a few people who have Grand Theft Auto V early. Rockstar Games is looking into how that happened.

In a statement offered to, Rockstar said, "We are in the process of investigating early 'sales' to determine how and why that is occurring." Online retailers like Amazon have reportedly been shipping copies of the game early to pre-order customers.

Grand Theft Auto V officially releases on Tuesday, September 17. Head here for the latest trailer for the game.



Our Take
The big downside of early copies leaking is the prevalence of spoilers on the Internet. Rockstar wants everyone to experience Grand Theft Auto V in the same way, without prior knowledge of the story etc., so its insistence on dealing with leaks is admirable. After the previous leak from Sony, I wonder if future Rockstar Games releases will be held to stricter standards.