There are more than 90 gameplay videos of the popular worldwide game “Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA6)” which is developed by Rockstar Games Inc. leaked to the Internet. At first, some people suspected it was a fake, but Rockstar later confirmed it was real and expressed regret.
These videos were posted on the overseas fan site GTAForums by a user called “teapotuberhacker”. He claimed it was stolen directly from Rockstar’s internal Slack, and hinted that more data, including source code and assets for GTA 5 and 6, would be leaked soon.
There, you can check out the GTA series similar gameplay like robberies and gunfights, open world driving and full voice conversations. Most of the film is short, but in some, a female character robs a restaurant, terrorizing customers at gunpoint, and then the woman and her male accomplice fight with the police before jump in a police car and drive away… There is also a long video called …
This content appears to back up the leak reported by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier that “the setting is a fictional Miami (presumably the previous work of GTA Vice City, the first female protagonist in the series”) . In most of the images, there are numerical values that appear to be for debugging (fixing problems) and a display that appears to be in programming language, and it appears to be a screen being develop.
Shortly after the footage leaked, Schreier tweeted that he had confirmed with Rockstar officials that the leak of an “early and unfinished” footage was genuine. The incident was one of the biggest leaks in video game history, calling it a “nightmare” for Rockstar.
There was little doubt, but I have confirmed with Rockstar sources that this weekend’s massive Grand Theft Auto VI leak is indeed true. The film 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
After that, although these videos were reprinted on YouTube, they were deleted one by one. “This video has been removed due to a copyright claim by Take 2 Interactive (Rockstar’s parent company),” confirming its authenticity.
In addition, the official Rockstar account issued a statement on Twitter, stating, “Our network was recently compromised and an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage of the next GTA game. An incident has happened,” he admits that the video is real.
A message from Rockstar Games pic.twitter.com/T4Wztu8RW8
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) September 19, 2022
However, he added, “We do not expect any long-term impact on the development of ongoing projects.”
For game makers, “how to release information” is part of the sales strategy, and for users, spoilers can ruin the fun of the game. In any case, I would like to address the trends of future criminals.