Footage of GTA 6 Gameplay Leaks Online
Rockstar’s next open-world video game Grand Theft Auto VI has web footage that has leaked. According to PC Gamer, a user on the GTA Forums shared a 3GB file including 90 videos of GTA VI gameplay. It’s unclear exactly how the video was obtained, but the “teapotuberhacker” poster claims to have been responsible for the unrelated Uber hack late last week and claims to be about to “release additional material,” which might include the source code, assets, and testing builds for Grand Theft Auto V and VI.
The extensive leak is consistent with earlier GTA VI reporting that featured clips of a female playable character.
Bloomberg stated earlier this year that the female heroine of GTA VI would be inspired by Bonnie and Clyde.
According to Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, he has confirmed the authenticity of the leak through contacts at Rockstar Games. The leaked videos are currently being shared with numerous online gaming communities, on Reddit, YouTube, and Twitter.
A playable female character named Lucia is seen robbing a restaurant and holding hostages in one YouTube video.
There is a ton of placeholder text that makes it clear that the gameplay is still in the early stages, and you can see where the game engine is identifying items in the area.
Another video demonstrates a playable character riding the “Vice City Metro” train, supporting rumors that the game is situated in a made-up version of Miami similar to GTA: Vice City from 2002. A different clip features a talk by the pool that is reminiscent of the NPC conversations in Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar.
The footage’s age is unclear, although some of it looks to be using RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3080 graphics cards, indicating that the development build can’t be more than two years old. Other videos display enhanced UI and animations, new NPC interactions, and even Rockstar’s own internal debugging tools for GTA VI on the PlayStation.
These leaked movies, albeit GTA VI is apparently at least two years away, show early and incomplete development builds and testing of some game mechanics. A Rockstar game has previously been heavily leaked. 2018 saw Trusted Reviews obliged to make a more-than-$1 million charitable donation and offer an apology after the website leaked information about Red Dead Redemption 2 prior to the game’s release.
Take-Two, who owns Rockstar, has been contacted for comment on the leak; if they respond, we’ll let you know. However, it appears that Take-Two has begun submitting takedown requests for select GTA VI YouTube videos.
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