Posted on October 22, 2007,

Manhunt 2 Leak Blamed on Sony Employee


When the AO version of Manhunt 2 was leaked onto the Internet, it seemed like it had to be someone inside Rockstar or someone close to Rockstar that leaked was responsible. Just recently, Sky News revealed that Rockstar accepted the fact that the game was leaked by an employee of a different company which had access to a preview build of the game. GamePolitics has discovered that it was an employee of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

Take-Two, publisher of the game, released the following statement to GP:

Take-Two Interactive has confirmed that a former employee of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has acknowledged his responsibility for the unauthorized online distribution of an unrated play-test version of Manhunt 2 submitted for the European PAL PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system.

That was the only information GP was able to get out of Take-Two. There’s no word on what action may be taken against this employee, who remains unnamed, and just how he or she managed to rip the code.

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5 Comments on Manhunt 2 Leak Blamed on Sony Employee


On October 22, 2007 at 2:43 pm

Sucks, I was hoping they would have never found out.


On October 22, 2007 at 3:34 pm

Given that the quote states “a former employee” I’d say we have our answer as to what action was taken.

I hope they catch more of these guys. Maybe then they’ll learn that the non-disclosure agreements that they sign actually mean something.


On October 22, 2007 at 3:50 pm

Maybe he wasn’t a former employee before then. Maybe he did it out of spite.


On October 22, 2007 at 4:04 pm

SpiralGray, I’m referring to legal action. And this had more to do with it than just NDAs.


On October 22, 2007 at 6:18 pm

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