“One of the biggest leaks in video game history” is what many have said about the latest GTA VI leak.
The most recent GTA VI leak comes from a user called “teapotuberhacker” on GTAForums, who posted 90 videos that he claims are from the test version of Grand Theft Auto VI and run with “GTA V and VI source code and assets”. Screenshots and clips from the videos have been circulating on YouTube, Twitter, Reddit and elsewhere, which coincide with details from the latest GTA VI leak, as well as an earlier leak that the game will feature multiple playable characters, including a woman, and will be set in and around Miami-like Vice City.
Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier has now confirmed the authenticity of the leak.
“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.”
In one of the videos, a player character named Lucia robs a waffle restaurant with an accomplice named Jason and takes hostages as if they were in Pulp Fiction. A stopwatch counts down the “time until the cops arrive”, and it’s reminiscent of the heists in Red Dead Redemption 2, though technically in a much more primitive form.
More convincing is the footage of a male player character and some of his redneck companions having a pool conversation. At the same time, another scene during the game hints at a parody of WhatsApp, which seems extremely Rockstar, as does the fact that entire scenes are staged in a strip club, complete with detailed pole dancing.
A previous GTA VI leak claimed that the game has been in development since 2014 and was initially codenamed “Project Americas”.
These files, which have the word “Americas” in their names and some of which show a version running on a PlayStation 4 dev kit, could be several years old. Still, if they are genuine, they confirm the broad details of previous leaks that the game is unlikely to be ready until 2025. Not to mention, who knows when the PC version might arrive, so it’s still early to hold our breath for GTA VI.
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
gta 6 has even crazier NPC conversations pic.twitter.com/VxsCzMEEIk
— 👔 (@Who2Pitts) September 18, 2022