Massive GTA 6 gameplay video leak depicts male and female playable characters
Rockstar’s next instalment in its Grand Theft Auto series could be one of the most anticipated video games in existence, and a new purported leak could offer us our best look yet at GTA 6.
techcrunch : The trove of data, which PCGamer discovered via a GTAForums post by the alleged hacker themselves, contains some 90 videos of clips from the game, with debug code and interfaces running and helping back up the veracity of the claims.
Interestingly, the hacker (who goes by ‘teapotuberhacker’ on the GTAForums) also claims to be the person responsible for the recent Uber hack, and says that they got the video by gaining access to a Rockstar employee’s Slack account — which is the same MO for Uber’s massive breach.
The leaks themselves appear either legitimate, or fakes created with such a high degree of attention to detail and authenticity that they have won over what was initially a very skeptical GTAForums member audience.
I'm sure its not needed but I've spoken to a couple sources at Rockstar Games this morning & they are all gutted. Devastated. Most are waiting till Monday to find out how leadership responds or what happens next but indeed this is the real deal.— Michael (@LegacyKillaHD) September 18, 2022
Rockstar Developers Reportedly “Devastated” By GTA 6 Leak, Official Response Expected Tomorrow
Earlier today, the biggest leak in Rockstar history took place, with over an hour’s worth of GTA 6 footage leaking online, giving a look at an in-development version of the game just months after Rockstar confirmed that work had started on the next game.
thegamer : According to several sources, Rockstar is aware of the situation and its employees are reportedly “devastated” by the leak.
It’s been several hours since the GTA 6 leaks started spreading, but we’ve still not had any comment from Rockstar itself. Although the studio hasn’t released a statement yet, several insiders are reporting having spoken to developers from the studio. One such insider is Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, who confirmed who spoke to his sources to confirm the footage is real, calling it a “nightmare” for Rockstar and one of the biggest leaks in gaming history.
Schreier said, “Not that there was much doubt, but I’ve confirmed with Rockstar sources that this weekend’s massive Grand Theft Auto 6 leak is indeed real. The footage is early and unfinished, of course. This is one of the biggest leaks in video game history and a nightmare for Rockstar Games”.
GTA 6: Gameplay Videos Reportedly Leak
As you’d expect, the videos have kicked off a fierce debate around their authenticity. Some have questioned the assets in use (pointing to reuse of GTA 5 elements), while others have pointed to the voiced dialogue and debug elements as proof that this is legitimate.
ign : Developer Rockstar and publisher Take-Two have yet to respond to the apparent leak, but it will be fascinating to see if takedowns begin. We have contacted Rockstar for comment.
After years of rumours, GTA 6 was finally confirmed this year, but more official news will apprently 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 having scrapped remasters of Red Dead Redemption and GTA 4.
‘GTA 6’ Suffers Massive Leak Of 90 Gameplay Videos
Big trouble over at Rockstar this morning, as somehow, some way, an enormous amount of early footage from GTA 6 has leaked out, spread across 90 videos currently being posted to all forms of social media.
forbes : This originated from GTAforums, where a user named teapotuberhacker, who also claims to be behind the recent Uber hack, has posted 90 videos they say are from a test build of Grand Theft Auto 6. The footage seems to confirm previous details from older leaks including the location, the Miami-esque Vice City, and the male and female leads. In the footage the woman is named Lucia, and the man is named Jason.
In one clip, the player controls Lucia as she robs a diner and flees from the cops afterwards with Jason. In another, Jason stands around witnessing a very Rockstar-ish conversation between two rednecks by a pool. I’ll link to those, rather than embed, as I’m sure Rockstar is going to be purging these from the internet rather soon here. But it’s so much footage, spreading so widely, that they’re probably going to have an impossible time scrubbing it all.