Following a recent leak of development footage from the next Grand Theft Auto game, Rockstar Games demanded that the UK''s National Crime Agency investigate the incident, which resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old in London.
The adolescent, originally from Oxfordshire, has been detained on suspicion of hacking, and is still in prison at this time.
The footage, which was never recovered due to a copyright claim, was leaked to GTAForums on Sunday, which included over 90 gameplay clips of an alleged "testing build," and the data breach was uncovered by the same organization that recently gained access to Uber''s systems.
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Rockstar has since confirmed that the breach was likely to interfere with the development of the next installment of the popular series, but release dates and other information, such as platform availability, have not been officially announced.
The leaks did confirm that there will be two main protagonists, as well as the Vice City setting that was widespread. Also, mechanics from Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as placeholder assets from GTA 5 were seen throughout the footage.
At this point, no other details of the investigation into the leaks have been made public.