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.