‘Grand Theft Auto V’ PS3 Pre-Load Files Leaked, Sony Issues Apology

Sony has apologized for allowing several Grand Theft Auto V pre-load files to make their way to a handful of PS3 users in Europe.

Several folks who pre-ordered the next installment in Rockstar’s epic open-world saga were shocked to discover some GTA V files on their machines. Not surprisingly, it didn’t take very long for some of this information to find its way online.

One of the leaked files was reportedly the main theme song to Grand Theft Auto V. Although someone uploaded the tune to YouTube, Take-Two Interactive wasted no time making sure the file was removed. All traces of the song appear to have vanished from the site as of this writing.

The leaked info also revealed some of the songs that are expected to appear on the GTA V soundtrack. A group of curious fans on Reddit have managed to put together a list of tunes that should appear in the game. Out of fear of spoiling any surprises, we’ll refrain from posting them here.

Since Rockstar wasn’t exactly thrilled with the Grand Theft Auto V leak, Sony quickly accepted responsibility for the problem. The company also issued an apology for allowing the files to make their way into the world ahead of schedule.

Sony explained in a recent release:

Regrettably, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain ‘GTA V’ assets. These assets were posted online. We have since removed the digital pre-order file from the PlayStation Store in Europe. We sincerely apologize to Rockstar and ‘GTA’ fans across the world who were exposed to the spoiler content. ‘GTA V’ is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year with a very passionate following, and we’re looking forward to a historic launch on September 17.

As Kotaku points out, there is still plenty of GTA V spoiler content floating around on the internet. If you don’t want anything ruined ahead of the game’s release, then you might want to avoid some of the links found in this article. Otherwise knock yourself out.

Grand Theft Auto V arrives on September 17 for Xbox 360 and PS3.

[Image via RockStar / Take-Two Interactive]