Grand Theft Auto 6 may have been leaked, after dozens of videos of what are purportedly developing footage surfaced online.
A user named teapotuberhacker posted a zip file on GTA Forums, Saying “Here are 90 images/clips from GTA 6. I may be able to leak more data soon, GTA 5 and 6 source code and assets, GTA 6 test build. [sp]“
Clips later hit YouTube and Twitter, showing robberies, shootings, full-voice conversations and more. What appear to be debugging elements (much like similar Red Dead Redemption 2 development tools) also appear on screen. If legit, the videos seem to confirm previous rumors about the game, including male and female leads, and a Vice City setting.
The source of the videos is currently unconfirmed, but it may well have been the result of a hack. Teapotuberhacker claims they were downloaded directly from Rockstar’s internal Slack groups. We will not link to videos in this article.
Unsurprisingly, the videos have sparked a fierce debate about their authenticity. Some have questioned the assets in use (pointing to the reuse of items from GTA 5), while others have pointed to the voiced dialogue and debug items as proof that this is legit.
Developer Rockstar and publisher Take-Two have yet to respond to the apparent leak, but it will be fascinating to see if the takedowns begin. We have contacted Rockstar for comment.
After years of rumours, GTA 6 has finally been confirmed this year, but more official news will only be released when Rockstar is ready, not when its owner Take-Two requests it. Rockstar is said to have moved more developers onto GTA 6 recently after scrapping the Red Dead Redemption and GTA 4 remasters.
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