In an unprecedented leak, greater than 90 movies of the in-development Grand Theft Auto 6 have surfaced on-line. The leaker posted the movies on GTAForums beneath the username teapotuberhacker. They claimed to have accessed them immediately from Rockstar Games’ inner Slack.
The movies present robberies, gunplay, open-world driving, and conversations with full voice performing. The footage seems to verify a latest report from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier that the sport could be set in a fictionalized Miami — presumably the Vice City of GTA lore — and have a playable feminine character. The recreation is clearly in improvement, with debug programming parts seen on-screen, however has many working options.
Right from the beginning there was little doubt over the authenticity of the movies — they had been of a scale and element that may be subsequent to not possible to faux. Schreier subsequently wrote on Twitter that Rockstar sources had confirmed to him that the leak of “early and unfinished” footage was actual, and stated the situation was a “nightmare” for Rockstar.
At time of writing, the movies are nonetheless obtainable to obtain from hyperlinks within the authentic submit on GTA Forums, though Rockstar’s guardian firm Take-Two Interactive has began to challenge copyright claims towards movies on YouTube and social media networks with the intention to take away them from view. The movies have been so extensively distributed already that Take-Two’s attorneys could also be preventing a shedding battle in attempting to clean them from the web.
In whole, there are about 50 minutes of footage. Many of the clips are very transient. One of the longer movies, about three minutes lengthy, exhibits the feminine participant character robbing a diner, threatening workers and clients, who react in worry to having a gun pulled on them. Then she and her male confederate get in a shootout with police earlier than leaping within the police patrol automotive and driving off. The graphical therapy is kind of lifelike, however nonetheless per the GTA home type.
The phrases Vice City could be seen in some clips. At one level, the feminine character enters a strip membership crammed with a dense crowd. Further movies present taking pictures and dialog methods.
The leaker stated it was “possible” they’d launch supply code of GTA 5 and GTA 6, and even a take a look at construct of GTA 6. On the boards, they took questions referring to the supply code, and appeared to share legally delicate data referring to an ongoing court docket case over cheat mods for GTA Online.
Even if the leaker doesn’t observe via and launch supply code or a playable construct, that is nonetheless a extremely damaging leak for Rockstar on a scale that has seldom, if ever, been seen. Rockstar solely confirmed earlier this yr that GTA 6 was in “active development.” The Bloomberg report claimed work on the sport had begun in 2014, after GTA 5’s launch, however that progress was gradual and GTA 6 was unlikely to see launch earlier than 2024. Changes in firm tradition at Rockstar are stated to have diminished extra time for builders and adjusted the tone of the sport itself, with humor that’s much less more likely to punch down at marginalized teams.
Update: The hacker claiming duty for the leak has responded within the GTA Forums thread, asking for anybody who works for Rockstar Games or guardian firm Take-Two Interactive to contact them. “i am looking to negotiate a deal,” they stated.