Microsoft and Rockstar Games have addressed some concerns regarding players acquiring an early copy of the upcoming video game, “GTA 5.” According to a report by Stick Skills on Sept. 12, both companies are taking steps to prevent spoilers from flooding to the internet before the official launch date.
Microsoft is apparently banning users who are sharing photos and videos of “GTA 5” on forums and other social networking websites. The company was able to be identified the perpetrators as the game tags of the individuals were displayed in some form. As a result of the bans, the affected individuals will no longer be able to sign onto Xbox Live unless they were to buy a new Xbox 360 console.
Rockstar Games, the publishing company of “GTA 5,” also issued a warning to players planning to post any videos of the game prior to the launch date. Any footage, including those that only showcase the “early unboxing” of the packaging, will be taken down. You can check out a batch of screenshots from the open-world action-adventure title in the slideshow on the top-left corner of this article and the statement from Rockstar Games below (courtesy of Stick Skills):
Pre-Release Footage: No pre-release leaked footage of any kind: Any posting of in-game footage from leaked copies of the game prior to its official release date will be taken down, regardless of how the game was obtained. This includes “early unboxing” videos.
“GTA 5” will officially come out on Sept. 17 for the PS3 and aforesaid Xbox 360. The newest “Grand Theft Auto” entry was developed by the Rockstar North studio.