Grand Theft Auto 6 could have leaked, after a large number of videos of what purports to be in-development footage appeared online.
A user going by teapotuberhacker posted a zip file to GTAForums, saying “Listed below are 90 footage/clips from GTA 6. Its likely i possibly could leak more data soon, GTA 5 and 6 source code and assets, GTA 6 testing build. [sp]“
The clips subsequently made their way onto YouTube and Twitter, and show robberies, gunplay, fully voiced conversations, and much more. What seem to be debug elements (closely resembling similar tools from Red Dead Redemption 2’s development) also appear onscreen. If legitimate, the videos may actually confirm previous rumors concerning the game including male and female protagonists, and a Vice City setting.
The foundation of the videos happens to be unconfirmed, but may have been the consequence of a hack. Teapotuberhacker claims these were downloaded directly from Rockstar’s internal Slack groups. We shall not be linking to the videos in this post.
As you’d expect, the videos have kicked off a fierce debate around their authenticity. Some have questioned the assets used (pointing to reuse of GTA 5 elements), while some have pointed to the voiced dialogue and debug elements as proof that is legitimate.
Developer Rockstar and publisher Take-Two have yet to react to the apparent leak, nonetheless it will undoubtedly be fascinating to see if takedowns begin. We’ve contacted Rockstar for comment.
After years of rumours, GTA 6 was finally confirmed this season, but more official news will apprently only be released when Rockstar is ready, not when its owner Take-Two requests it. Rockstar is thought to have moved more developers onto GTA 6 recently having scrapped remasters of Red Dead Redemption and GTA 4.
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