GTA 6 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games at the moment, and Rockstar Games released the first trailer of the game last month.
The trailer has already broken many records, becoming the most-liked trailer across games and movies on YouTube. However, as the developers take inspiration from real-life characters, one asks for money to steal his character.
The Florida Joker, legally known as Lawrence Sullivan, has released many videos. Still, he reappears again this year to release his final warning, asking for $10 million and threatening to team up with the kid who hacked Rockstar Games last year.
Why it matters: Though this isn’t the first time we see a character like Lawrence Sullivan trying to blackmail the Rockstar Games, the developers are unlikely to respond.
Update 5: Florida Joker gives his final warning, demands $10 million and threatens to team up with the GTA 6 hacker who cost Rockstar $5 million and thousands of staff hours last year. https://t.co/No7zqOlnO4 pic.twitter.com/lopkEYpyDh
— GTA 6 Countdown ⏳ (@GTAVI_Countdown) January 6, 2024
Ever since the official trailer of GTA 6 came out, Florida Joker has been releasing videos asking for money to steal his character. While first asking for $2 million, Lawrence Sullivan raised it to $10 million in the most recent video.
In his latest video, Florida Joker has talked about how he can’t even eat a pizza as people want to take pictures with him and for his suffering and pain over the last month. However, this isn’t the first time Florida Joker has been given his final warning and demanded more money.
Further talking about in the video, Florida Joker claims he will team up with the kid in the psych ward and hack into your system again. He stated:
“I’ll break that kid out of psych ward getting my lights up and we gonna hack your system again.”
Florida Joker is talking about the kid who hacked Rockstar Games last year and released around 60 videos of the most anticipated releases. However, he has recently been sentenced to life in hospital prison.
Even after all these demands and claims from Florida Joker, we believe Rockstar Games is unlikely to respond to him as the developers have seen many characters like him over the years and know how to deal with them.
Therefore, whether the Florida Joker could take legal action remains to be seen, but even that might not be a big problem for companies like Rockstar and Take-Two.
Nonetheless, recent reports have suggested that the story of GTA 6 may last around 40 hours, which is still the same length as the franchise’s last entry.
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