What simply occurred? What’s allegedly a large leak of GTA 6 content material, together with dozens of check construct movies and screenshots, has been posted by the 18-year-old hacker claiming to be behind the latest Uber breach. Whether or not they’re reputable remains to be open to debate, however loads of it matches up with earlier rumors, and the dialogue and cutscenes appear convincingly Rockstar-like.

Replace (9/19): Many of the leaked content material has been faraway from quite a few on-line platforms following copyright takedown requests issued by Take-Two Interactive.

A zipper file was posted to the GTAForums round 5 hours in the past (on the time of writing) with the message, “Listed here are 90 footage/clips from GTA 6. Its doable i may leak extra knowledge quickly, GTA 5 and 6 supply code and property, GTA 6 testing construct.”

One would normally anticipate a hyperlink akin to this to result in some scammy malware obtain, however no, it truly is a slew of alleged clips from the in-development recreation.

The video above reveals a player-controlled character known as Luciaro robbing a diner alongside somebody known as Jason whereas a timer counts all the way down to the cops’ arrival. It seems a bit tough, with some placeholders, clipping, and lacking textures, but it surely is a developer check construct.

Earlier rumors declare that GTA 6 will once more function a number of protagonists and be the primary recreation within the sequence with a playable feminine character. We additionally heard it might happen throughout a number of cities, together with Vice Metropolis; the V.C.P.D. on the police automobile within the video does counsel we’ll be returning to the Miami-style location in GTA 6.

A few of the cutscenes additionally add authenticity to this leak. They function what feels like skilled actors and the kind of dialogue one would immediately affiliate with a GTA recreation.

One other attention-grabbing factor in all that is that the leaker, ‘teapotuberhacker,’ claims to be the identical hacker liable for the large Uber breach that occurred a couple of days in the past. An 18-year-old with the username ‘teapots2022’ accessed the ride-sharing big’s methods just by tricking an worker into handing over their password by way of a textual content message.

The final official information we heard about GTA 6 was that Rockstar desires the sport to set a benchmark for “the sequence, our business, and for all leisure.” The corporate will reportedly take a extra politically right stance within the sixth essential installment and never “punch down” by making enjoyable of marginalized teams. GTA 6 may not arrive till 2024 and even 2025, so there is a lengthy wait earlier than we discover out what’s in retailer.