In order to help expedite download times for the digital version of Grand Theft Auto V, Sony's European branch allowed players to download bits of the game as part of a pre-order deal. Unfortunately, fans quickly found ways to hack into this data, giving them access to files that should have stayed under wraps until the game releases on September 17th. Sony issued a statement today regarding the leak:
Regrettably, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto 5 through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTA V assets. These assets were posted online.
Sony went on to say that they have since removed the troublesome file from PSN, in hopes of preventing any further leaks. Rockstar Games also chimed in, stating their disappointment. The developer will also be cracking down on those who share the leaked information. This includes suspending Rockstar forum users indefinitely for posting links, as well as an aggressive attempt to remove leaked audio and videos from sites like YouTube.
As for the leaks themselves, most of them don't involve major spoilers. Apparently, much of the leak revolves around the game's soundtrack, as well as some in-game videos. These videos talk a bit about the gangs involved in the game's plot, and one video seems to show a character's death. Audio of the game's ending may have also been leaked.