Big problem over at Rockstar this morning, as somehow, some way, an immense amount of early footage from GTA 6 has leaked out, spread across 90 videos presently being posted to all forms of social media.
This originated from GTAforums, where a user named teapotuberhacker, who also claims to be behind the current 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-influenced 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 afterward 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 cleansing these from the internet rather soon here. But it’s so much footage, spreading so widely, that they’re likely going to have an unbelievable time cleaning it all.
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
The clips being posted are being praised and hugely positively like/dislike ratios on YouTube, as fans are just mostly excited to see GTA 6 and Vice City and these new characters in action. Rockstar has been so absurdly tightlipped about GTA 6 that fans have been desperate for just any footage or information about it, but so far, all of that has come from leaks. First, about the location and protagonists, now, this massive, massive leak of actual gameplay videos, where even if it’s covered in debug tools and using placeholder assets, does look pretty good, given that the game is likely still 2+ years away. It’s easy to imagine that it’s going to be excellent after a lot more work and polishing.