Update (09/19/2022) – by DT
Take-Two Interactive Software, a multinational that controls the Rockstar Games and other game developers, saw their stocks fall almost 6% this Monday (19) after the mega leak of images of the next title in the GTA franchise.
It is worth remembering that Rockstar Games confirmed today the leak of GTA 6 content (name not yet confirmed) after a hacker intrusion into the company’s development systems, allegedly caused by the same author of Uber attack.
After that, the bank American investment firm Jefferies has sent a note to its customers warning that the latest developments and the potential leak of the game’s source code could pose a greater threat.
“It’s a PR disaster, possibly hurting production and morale. If the source code is leaked, this could require significant changes under the game’s development to ensure its stability and the integrity of the GTA 6 Online server once it’s released,” the bank reported.
Since the illegal release of the videos, the Take-Two works to contain the damage done. Videos on YouTube and other platforms with the leaked content are being taken down, and the company is also contacting forums about the game.
O GTAForums informed, through one of its administrators, that the Take-Two asked that all copyrighted material be taken down.
“Do not share media or links to copyrighted material that has been leaked. Discussion is allowed,” read a banner on the GTAForums homepage.
Update (09/19/2022) – GS
Last Sunday (18), the internet has been taken over by a flurry of leaked videos of the alleged development of GTA 6. While Rockstar has tried to contain the damage by calling for the removal of the YouTube videos and the forums they were shared on, many have been able to preview the content and get an idea of what is being prepared for the game.
This Monday morning (19), the developer went public to comment on the matter and confirm that the leaks are indeed from the next GTA.
A message from Rockstar Games
We recently experienced a network intrusion where an outside individual illegally accessed and downloaded sensitive information from our systems, including footage from the premature development of the upcoming Grand Theft Auto. At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to our gaming services or any long-term effects on the development of our ongoing projects.
We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our upcoming game being shared in this way. Our work on the next GTA game will continue as planned and we remain more committed than ever to delivering an experience for you, our players, that truly exceeds our expectations. We’ll be updating everyone soon and of course formally introducing this next game when it’s ready. We want to thank everyone for their continued support throughout this situation.
The development of GTA 6 has been extremely troubled, with many sources indicating that the project had to be restarted from scratch to change the creative direction, in addition to the fact that many important figures for the franchise left the company before the project was even formally announced. .
For now, we don’t know how much of the leaks will be used in the final game, but this has certainly become a historic event for the studio and many wonder how long it will be before we officially see the game.
Original text – 09/18/2022
A leak with 90 videos is revealing possible details of GTA 6. The source is the user “tepotuberhacker” of GTA Forums, who published the media in a file with 3.4 GB in size and has already been downloaded more than 44 thousand times, the which unfortunately overloaded the server and causes the download to take hours to complete.
However, that hasn’t stopped many people from posting some of the videos on Twitter and YouTube, allowing us to see some of them now.
GTA 6 gameplay leak. Seems very VERY legit. pic.twitter.com/tZjpfA1M2T
— Mars (@Mars69lol) September 18, 2022
In the video above we see a female protagonist (Lucia), a novelty that was already pointed out by Bloomberg in July, in the video she appears robbing a restaurant, but several NPCs do not have their own characteristics, which means that the leak is from the project in development and not of the end game.
so this one… THIS is the protagonist of GTA 6 pic.twitter.com/i8gzqKIKig
— 𝖒𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖘 𝖉𝖗𝖆𝖈𝖆𝖗𝖞𝖘 (@_dracarysm) September 18, 2022
Another leaked video shows a nightclub, where we see graphics with an improved finish compared to the first video, without snippets of code on the screen and with characters in more detail, in addition to showing the male protagonist of the game.
It is worth noting that some scenarios seem to be inspired by Vice City, which may suggest a remake of some territories shown in the game released in 2002, which matches another rumor reported last year.
Rockstar Games has not commented on the leak so far, but leaks suggest that GTA 6 may have a delayed release in 2026.
If you wish, you can download the leaked videos by accessing the GTA Forums via the link below: