Grand Theft Auto 6 may have leaked after dozens of videos purporting to be in-development footage appeared online.
A user at teapotuberhacker posted a zip file. GTA Forum, “Here are 90 footage/clips of GTA 6. More data could be leaked soon, including GTA 5 and 6 source code and assets, GTA 6 test builds, and more. [sp]“
Clips have since surfaced on YouTube and Twitter, showing robberies, gunfights, and fully voiced dialogue. What looks like a debug element (much like a similar tool from the development of Red Dead Redemption 2) also appears on the screen. If warranted, the video appears to confirm previous rumors about the game, including male and female protagonists, and a Vice City setting.
The source of the video is currently unconfirmed, but it could be the result of a hack. Teapotuberhacker claims they were downloaded directly from Rockstar’s internal Slack group. This article does not link to videos.
As you can imagine, these videos sparked a heated debate over their authenticity. Some question the assets in use (pointing to reuse of GTA 5 elements), while others point to voiced dialogue and debug elements as proof that this is legitimate.
Developer Rockstar and publisher Take-Two have yet to respond to the apparent leak, but it will be interesting to see if a takedown begins.
After years of rumors, GTA 6 was finally confirmed this year, but more official news will only come when Rockstar is ready, not when owner Take-Two demands it. Rockstar is said to have recently scrapped Red Dead Redemption and GTA 4 remasters to move more developers to GTA 6.
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