I wish I could give you a nice, light-hearted recap to kick off the weekend, but we got some serious stories today, including the arrest of a 17-year-old hacker allegedly linked to the recent GTA 6 leak.
Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment has also revealed that it has been getting harassed more often lately, while MultiVersus has revealed that Rick Sanchez will be the next character to come to the game. Read on for more information.
17-year-old arrested in UK over hacking incident reportedly linked to GTA 6 leaks
Rockstar was the victim of possibly the worst leak in the history of the gaming industry earlier this month, and the London City Police and FBI have been looking for a culprit ever since. Today, the London City Police announced that they have arrested a 17-year-old hacker allegedly linked to the GTA 6 leaks, according to a recent report. The suspect was arrested in Oxfordshire, England and is reportedly part of a hacker group called Lapus$.
Respawn says abuse against developers has increased
Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment released a statement telling fans that abuse directed against the developers has increased in recent times, explaining that “the line between constructive feedback and harassment” cannot be crossed. It also told fans that it has a zero-tolerance policy for threats to its staff and that it will take appropriate measures to ensure “the health and safety” of the team.
MultiVersus confirms Rick is the next addition to the roster
Now on to the lighter stuff, and MultiVersus has confirmed that Rick & Morty’s Rick Sanchez will be the next character to join the roster. We haven’t been given a release date for Rick, but the game’s director Tony Huynh tweeted from his personal Twitter account that the scientist will be added “very soon.” It’s possible Rick will fall as early as next week, as Gizmo’s addition to MultiVersus came pretty soon after its initial reveal.
Ninja theory denies using AI to replace voice actors
We now have an update of a story from yesterday’s recap, as Ninja Theory has denied that AI voice technology is being used to replace human voice actors in upcoming projects. Instead, Ninja Theory had clarified that it will only use the technology as “placeholder content” in the early stages of development, explaining that it has no intention of stopping using human voice actors who represent the “heart” of their form stories.
Sly Cooper celebrates 20 years with new merch, fans ask for sequels and remakes
Finally, today was Sly Cooper’s 20th birthday, but fans hoping for some sort of new game announcement were left behind. Instead of the remake or new game fans crave, Sucker Punch and Sony instead unveiled a new merch line and official artwork to celebrate the occasion. Great for those who wanted a Sly Cooper plush or a pretty chunky t-shirt, but definitely disappointed for those waiting for the raccoon to return.
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