Over 90 videos of Grand Theft Auto VI in development have surfaced online in an unprecedented leak.
A hacker nicknamed teapotuberhacker posted videos on the game’s forums, and then they spread to YouTube and other video hosting sites. There was also information that access to the videos was obtained directly from the servers of Rockstar Games and now the hacker plans to negotiate a deal with Take Two.
As for the content of the videos, they showcase an early build of the game with shootouts, heists, open world driving, full-voiced conversations, and more. The footage appears to confirm Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier’s recent report that the game will be set in a fictional Miami – possibly Vice-City from the GTA lore – and will feature a female character as the protagonist.
From the very beginning, there was no doubt about the authenticity of the videos – they were of such scale and detail that it was almost impossible to fake them. Schreier subsequently tweeted (banned in Russia) that Rockstar sources confirmed to him that the “early and unfinished” footage leak was real, and that the scenario was a “nightmare” for the company.
Recall that earlier this year, Rockstar confirmed the development of GTA 6. The Bloomberg report further states that work on the game began in 2014, after the release of GTA 5, but progress has been slow and the novelty is unlikely to see the light of day until 2024.