Earlier this year in February, UK video game website Trusted Reviews published an article which revealed confidential details about Red Dead Redemption 2. The source documents were “unsubstantiated”, and as a result of sharing confidential information, Trusted Reviews issued an apology today and has agreed to donate £1m to charities.
The original article, which has now been replaced with an apology, claimed that Rockstar’s wild-western action game will feature a first-person mode as well as a battle royale mode.
“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,” reads the apology. “We have also agreed to donate over £1 million to charities chosen by Take-Two Games.”
The £1m payment from Trusted Reviews will be directed to charities chosen by Rockstar. In a statement issued to Variety, Rockstar says, “Take-Two takes security seriously and will take legal action against people or publications who leak confidential information.”
Rockstar states that the “settlement funds” will be donated to the American Indian College Fund, the American Prairie Reserve, and the First Nations Development Institute. Although Take-Two threatens to take legal action against Trusted Reviews, its likely that the matter will be dropped soon.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.