GTA V has been released in most parts of the world and is yet to be live in other areas in a matter of hours. Since the anticipation is too great, game streamers using services like Twitch began live-streaming as soon as they got hold of the game without giving a trial run, just to satisfy their viewers.
As luck would have had it, after the installation process of GTA V, the splash screen displayed their unique game key which happens to be live to hundreds of thousands of viewers at the same time. Obviously the keys of the live streamers were instantly ‘hacked’ and they lost their copy of the game without even viewing it themselves for once.
One of such streamer is Mr. Boss, who broadcasts to his 500,000 subscribers. While he was setting up the game, his key was stolen via the above process.
Well guess I'm going to be known as that guy who got his GTA V Steam key stolen on stream 😛
— Ross (@MrBossFTW) April 14, 2015
A girl live-streamer (hard to come by as much), Kaceytron streamed her copy of the game to her Twitch subscribers and the same thing happened to her as well.
Despite the huge set-back, Kaceytron didn’t give up and got a second copy of the game and began live streaming to her viewers without letting them down. The same is the case for Mr. Boss who is also playing a fresh copy of the game.
There are quite a number of other streamers as well who seem to be having the same problem of getting their game keys stolen. Kaceyton, Mr.Boss and the rest of them have reported their problems to Rockstar and hopefully they’ll get a refund or store credit (since they already seem to have second copies of the game).
For the rest of you streamers out there, make sure to set everything up and actually test-drive your game before streaming.