Red Dead Redemption 2 leak sees Trusted Reviews pay out over £1 million in settlement

November 01, 2018 Kirk McKeand

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Trusted Reviews, a British games and tech site owned by TI Media, has reached a settlement with Rockstar parent company Take-Two over a Red Dead Redemption 2 leak.

Earlier this year, Trusted Reviews published an article outlining many of the game’s features, including a battle royale mode for its online portion. That article has now been taken down and replaced with the following apology:

“On February 6, 2018, we published an article that was sourced from a confidential corporate document. We should have known this information was confidential and should not have published it. We unreservedly apologise to Take-Two Games and we have undertaken not to repeat such actions again.”

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According to Variety, neither Rockstar or Trusted Reviews would comment on whether the document was obtained legally.

The settlement sees Trusted Reviews paying out over £1 million to charities chosen by Take-Two, rather than going to the publisher.

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