Trusted Reviews Donates $1 Million to Charity to Apologise for Red Dead Redemption 2 Leaks
A gaming news outlet – Trusted Reviews – released a huge Red Dead Redemption 2 leak (probably the largest of all) in February of this year.
The leak had a ton of information regarding Red Dead Redemption 2 and its online component, and was the source of many speculative ideas surrounding the game. In February, barely any gameplay information had been released to the public.
The leak involved screenshots of the game, which gave it authenticity, and showcased features such as First Person, Battle Royale, and more. Trusted Reviews said they received the leaked information in August of 2017 but decided not to share any of it since they couldn’t verify its veracity.
You cannot view the leak anymore, as Trusted Reviews have replaced it with an apology to Take-Two for leaking “a confidential corporate document”. I personally believe they were just doing their jobs, and that publishing it is in their job description as journalists.
Take-Two gave a statement to Variety:
“Take-Two takes security seriously and will take legal action against people or publications who leak confidential information. Because this situation involved information about ‘Red Dead Redemption 2,’ Rockstar Games directed the settlement funds to these three great charities: the American Indian College Fund, the American Prairie Reserve, and the First Nations Development Institute.”
The original leak showcased Online modes such as:
- Battle Royale
- Revive and Survive
- Money Grab
It also told the public about “apartments” returning in the form of tents, and that upgrading to cabins and further properties was unclear at the time. We recently leaked Properties, if you want to check that out.
The leak also told of a companion app, and how the campaign would change based on morality and honor.