Walmart’s Statement Over Leaked Games Turns Out to be Face Saving and Nothing More

It is not unusual to see retailers leak unannounced video games but a leak of this scale is uncommon. Walmart leaked pretty much every major surprise we were expecting to see at E3 2018. The list included Gears of War 5, Forza Horizon, Splinter Cell, and LEGO DC Villains.

After the leak, Walmart released a statement blaming a “glitch” in the system. In a statement released to VICE, Anika Malik, director of corporate affairs for Walmart Canada said the following:

Walmart experienced a technical glitch that allowed certain items to be posted to our website for a short period of time. The items posted were speculative in nature and only game publishers can confirm the announcement of a release. We apologize for any confusion this has caused. Like the gaming community, Walmart looks forward with anticipation to those announcements

However, this statement is completely wrong as the system is not speculative nor there was any glitch. The reason we believe this is the fact that one of the games their system speculated about has now been confirmed. RAGE 2 is one of the games that were leaked by Walmart Canada, and the title is now confirmed by id Software. In fact, its trailer is coming out later today. But those who wish to check it out right now, it was leaked earlier today.

The live action trailer confirms RAGE 2, it is going to be one of the games discussed during Bethesda’s E3 2018 press event. Speaking of E3 2018, here is the complete schedule for all major publishers.

Saturday, June 9

Electronic Arts — 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET

Sunday, June 10

Microsoft — 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET
Bethesda — 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET

Monday, June 11

Square Enix — 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET
Ubisoft — 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET
Sony — 6PM PT

Tuesday, June 12

Nintendo — 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET

Judging by how RAGE 2 leak turned out to be true I think it is safe to say that Gears of War 5, Forza, Splinter Cell and other are a reality as well.