Well, it seems like nothing is sacred on the internet anymore. Every game that hits the market seems to have a major leak, and one of the biggest gaming franchises ever, GTA, is no exception. Over the weekend, footage for Grand Theft Auto 6 leaked, sending gamers across the internet into a frenzy.
On September 18, 2022, user teapottuberhacker on the GTAForums leaked over 90 alleged clips and source code for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 game. As one of the most significant alleged leaks for a AAA gaming title ever, it revealed aspects of the next entry in the GTA franchise.
As time passed and these leaks spread across the internet like wildfire, Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive went to work scrubbing any copies of footage from the internet. While the clips quickly spread to other sites like Reddit and YouTube, many of the clips were taken down as fast as they were put up.
However, leaking the game’s source code is potentially more hazardous for the game’s creators. While we can’t verify whether the hacker was able to obtain actual game files, it seems like this is the case, according to Rockstar’s response.
Rockstar Games responded on Monday, September 19, 2022 on their official Twitter.
This statement seemingly verifies the integrity of the leaked footage, so we can say that the videos and images are likely real.
What Did the GTA6 Leaked Footage Show?
The leaked footage showed a new city, based in a fictional city akin to Miami. The clips showed a new physics engine and human-to-environment interactions. We also caught a glimpse of the police in GTA and some of the cover and AI mechanics we may see in the game. We also saw the first female protagonist in the story, Lucia.
Small views into more localized damage show that the game has generally advanced. Characters will now react to getting hit more organically in specific parts of their bodies. The same thing can be said about the destruction of vehicles and aspects of the environment. For example, there are now hitboxes for individual windows and mirrors, making the game feel more immersive and realistic.
We’re hoping that Rockstar decides to show us official footage for the game soon, now that our anticipation has been satiated.
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