The new Grand Theft Auto 6 leaks are undoubtedly true, and Rockstar Games is discouraged as a result of the extensive data intrusion.
Early GTA 6 film, pictures, and the game’s source code totalling 3GB were taken by a hacker who broke into Rockstar Games’ internal servers. The personal information was revealed publicly by the hacker, who also takes blame for the disastrous Uber attack, and the revelations have been extensively shared over the previous 11 hours, dealing the Rockstar Games creators a shattering blow. 90 videos of Grand Theft Auto VI’s pre-alpha gameplay were reportedly posted together with the game’s source code at the time this article was being written.
The authenticity of the leaks has been verified by journalists with insider Rockstar Games information. Jason Schreier of Bloomberg writes, “Not that there was much question, but I’ve validated with Rockstar insiders that this weekend’s enormous Grand Theft Auto VI leak is absolutely legitimate.
“Of course, the film is incomplete and premature. One of the largest leaks in the history of video games, and a disaster for Rockstar Games.”
The hacker, who goes by the handle “teapotuberhacker,” claims to have obtained even more stolen information, including the closely-guarded Grand Theft Auto V source code. One of the most precious resources that each gaming company has is this top-secret data.
The released video confirms prior rumours that GTA 6 will introduce the very first playable female protagonist for the franchise, who would lead a contemporary Bonnie and Clyde crime escapade. A return to Vice City was implied by the devil-may-care tale being delivered in a lush Miami-like location.
“Although I’m sure it’s unnecessary, I spoke with a few people at Rockstar Games this morning, and they are all devastated. Devastated. Most people won’t learn how leadership responds or what happens next until Monday, but this is the real deal “LegacyKillaHD, a YouTuber, stated on Twitter.
Dread to think what the Rockstar team is going through right now. Years of work are now being shredded, torn apart, analized, misunderstood, taken out of context, and memed. A destructive cycle games industry knows way too well. Help to make it better and don’t engage with leaks.
— Paweł Sasko (@PaweSasko) September 18, 2022
Neil Druckmann of Naughty Dog, who dealt with significant plot leaks in The Last of Us Part II, offers consolation to Rockstar developers:
To my fellow devs out there affected by the latest leak, know that while it feels overwhelming right now, it’ll pass. One day we’ll be playing your game, appreciating your craft, and the leaks will be relegated to a footnote on a Wikipedia page. Keep pushing. Keep making art. ♥️
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) September 18, 2022
Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive have not yet released remarks on the subject. Check out more here in this twitter thread:
Not that there was much doubt, but I’ve confirmed with Rockstar sources that this weekend’s massive Grand Theft Auto VI 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
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) September 18, 2022