After leaking their own game, Persona 5 Tactica, on Steam early on Wednesday morning, beloved RPG developer ATLUS has somehow managed to leak the highly-anticipated trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6.
“What the hell?” said Rockstar Games president Sam Houser. “We work hard to make some of the most profitable… I mean, impactful games on the market. A big part of that is the hype cycle. First we had the announcement of our trailer spoiled early, now this company that we’ve literally never had anything to do with leaks our trailer? The day after they leaked their own game? At some point, you just have to be impressed by how good they are at leaking.”
The trailer was posted late at night on the ATLUS West Twitter account, with the simple caption “get a load of this shit.” Even executives at the company are still baffled by the seeming rampant trend of leaks associated with the company.
“For the millionth time, I have no idea who the leaker is.” ATLUS West CEO Naoto Hiraoka said in an interview. “Leaking our trailers and even releasing our own games early is one thing, but how the hell did they get their hands on the GTA 6 trailer? No complaints from me though. Our social media numbers are looking better than ever.”
Fans seemed to confirm the rise in the developer’s social media presence, sharing the account with friends in hopes of getting exclusive leaks.
“At first, I just followed for details on new Persona news,” said Rhett Grandfield, a longtime follower of ATLUS across social media. “Getting the leaked trailers for Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica early was pretty cool. But the GTA 6 trailer? I’m going to be turning on post notifications for sure.”
At the time of publication, the mysterious ATLUS leaker was reportedly planning to release the Super Mario Odyssey 2 ROM on the company’s website.