A large amount of material related to the upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI from Rockstar Games has been leaked online. A post appeared on the GTAForums forum with a Zip file and the following text:
“Here are 90 images/clips from GTA 6. I may soon be able to leak more data, GTA 5 and 6 source code and resources, GTA 6 test build.”
The file was 3 GB in size and is likely related to the recent Uber hack.
This leak confirms some of the previous rumors and information about GTA VI. In particular, some clips featured a female playable character. Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier confirmed the reality of the leak through sources at Rockstar Games.
To those who asked: There are several reasons this is a nightmare for Rockstar. One is that it’ll disrupt work for a while. Another is that it may lead management to limit work-from-home flexibility. The repercussions of this leak might not be clear for quite a while
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) September 18, 2022
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Videos from the leak went viral on YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, and many online gaming forums. In one video posted on YouTube, a playable female character named Lucia can be seen robbing a restaurant and taking hostages. There is still a lot of placeholder text showing that this is obviously work in progress.
GTA 6 Strip club going crazy pic.twitter.com/Vd0VX3hxkG
— Jinx (@Jinxintel) September 18, 2022
Another video shows the playable character on the Vice City Metro train. This confirms rumors that the game takes place in a fictional version of Miami, much like 2002’s GTA: Vice City. A separate clip includes a conversation by the pool, which is similar to NPC conversations in Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2.
It is not clear how old these materials are. Some of them appear to run on RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3080 graphics cards, so a development build can’t be more than two years old. Other clips show new NPC interactions, updated UI and animations, and Rockstar’s own internal debugging tools for GTA 6 on PlayStation.
Take-Two has begun submitting requests to remove videos from the GTA 6 leak posted on YouTube. Many videos now display a notice that they’ve been taken down due to copyright infringement.
Grand Theft Auto 6 has been in development since 2014 and will feature a large map
Source: The Verge