The company suffered a 6% devaluation when the stock market opened on Monday (19)
Confirmed by Rockstar Games this Monday morning (19), the leaks of various content related to Grand Theft Auto 6 had immediate impact on her owner’s roles, Take-Two Interactive. According to Reuters, already at the opening of the markets, the company’s shares were undergoing a 6% devaluation in its price.
Although the figure has recovered somewhat since then, it remains below what the company had recorded last week. The situation must prove to be quite negative for the publisher, accentuating a downward movement that caused it to depreciate by 31% in the last year.
In a statement sent out on Monday, Take-Two Interactive confirmed that it was the victim of a hacker who obtained sensitive material from its servers. However, the company assured that this should not affect your development processes or the operation of live services as GTA Online and Red Dead Online.
GTA 6 leak is a disaster for Take-Two
According to research firm Jefferies, the leak of GTA 6, one of the most anticipated games of all time, It’s a real “PR disaster”. The company believes that the dissemination of images can force Take-Two Interactive to delay the gamein addition to having a great weight on the morale of the responsible team.
Rockstar Games says the situation is not expected to have “long-term impacts”, but part of your team is already being criticized on social networks. Treating the leaked images as a finished product (which they are not), many are criticizing them for incomplete models and too similar visuals to GTA 5of 2013.
Several renowned developers, including Neil Druckmanndirector of The Last of Us, publicly expressed their support for the team behind the game. The general consensus is that Leaks are harmful to both those making GTA 6 and their communitywho will have to live with incomplete materials and with the construction of false expectations based only on them.
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