In February, the publication Trusted Reviews has published data on Red Dead Redemption 2 of leaked document Rockstar. The article detailed several aspects of the game, including a battle Royal mode. Thursday, November 1, on the portal was brought an official apology: “on 6 February 2018, we posted an article obtained from the corporate document. We should have known that this information is confidential and should not be made public. We sincerely apologize to the Take-Two Games and undertake not to repeat such actions again.”
According to the Variety, the publisher Trusted Reviews TI Media has agreed to donate over a million pounds to charity as an apology for this story.
“Because the situation touched Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar will use the proceeds to three major charitable organizations: American Indian College Fund, American Prairie Reserve and First Nations Development Institute”, is reported in the statement Take-Two for Variety. Take-Two also said that is serious about security and will file lawsuits against the people responsible for unauthorized publication of confidential information.
Note: leakage is not a rare story in the gaming industry. So, in 2011, Kotaku has published a series of stories that not only prematurely released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but also contained images, audio, plot details, information on game modes and weapons. It was one of the biggest leaks in the history of video games. Activision, publisher of Call of Duty, not trying to sue, and began to promote their advertising campaign. Ultimately, the “drain” has not had any impact on sales of the game. In 2007, Kotaku has published information about the initiative of the PlayStation to create an online world for players. After that, the PlayStation Kotaku included in the black list, but within a few hours — because of public condemnation on the part of gamers, journalists and developers — the company apologized and reversed its decision. This confrontation eventually led to the fact that the PlayStation was to have a more open policy towards members of the press.