Huge Grand Theft Auto 6 Leak Shows Wife Lead Driving, Shooting

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To a user GTAForumswho claims to have been behind too the recent hack of Uberjust dumped nearly 100 videos online claiming to show Rockstar’s development footage Grand Theft Auto VI, that are currently circulating on virtually every social media platform.

Matches many of what Bloomberg reported earlier this year-including that the game features a woman and takes place Vice City-the videos are very much in-development footage, with unfinished textures and models everywhere, and code that plays in real time in many of them. The leaker is currently taking requests to ask people what else they would like to see in more videos.

In a, a white male playable character encounters a racist NPC by a swimming pool, and as the conversation progresses, you can see the code needed for the interaction that takes place alongside the in-game action. In another, the female character – I’m only specifying it that way because it would be a series first –explores one of the series’ infamous strip clubs.

The woman who appears to be the new protagonist of GTA 6 is appearing in Rockstar Games' unprecedented leaks.

This seems to be the new female protagonist for GTA 6, which is technically a first series, and all the more reason why a leak of this caliber for one of the most anticipated games ever is so unprecedented for Rockstar Games.
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There is also a video with “passenger shooting mechanics”, illustrated with the player taking an AK-47 to some chasing police cars, and another one showing modeling the interior of a car.

One of the more complete videos uploaded shows both characters teaming up to rob a restaurant, holding the customers at gunpoint before the police arrive. Others are in rougher form and have little more than a characterless placeholder character moving through an empty landscape and performing combat animations, such as taking cover.

The legitimacy of these videos is, of course, up for debate. There is certainly a lot of footage, and faking both the action and the code running at the same time would be a lot of work for an internet prank. But it’s still a leak, and unless Rockstar does comment (we’ve reached out and will update if we hear anything), we won’t know it’s real until we can match what’s shown here with what finally appears in it GTA VI.

If it is really, then holy shit. Given the game’s status and amount of footage, it would be one of the greatest of all time, up there with Half-life 2. So far, though, it looks legit: Not only are reporters like ex-Kotaku colossus Jason Schreier Says Rockstar Is Making Contacts have confirmed the information to them, Rockstar employees seem to like tweets related to the apparent hack. But the wildest part?

The hacker is now trying to make a deal with Rockstar, although we don’t know which one. To stop spreading more material? To make sure the leaker isn’t charged? Be that as it may, this is definitely one of the most unprecedented leaks in video game history.

Earlier this year, Bloomberg also reported that the following GTA would try to be more ‘culturally sensitive’, a subtler tone shift that was already apparent in the reissue of GTA V. Saw the recent game Rockstar removes some transphobic content which had previously been criticized by some fans.

While the hacking business moves fast and rumors circulate of possible source code sales scams, fans are busy trying to figure out what’s visible in the footage already out there. There are already theories about who will play the new lead.

Update 1:55 PM: Added details about the leaker’s shout-out to Rockstar, along with new developments in the story.

Update 7:10 PM: More details added about GTA 6.

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