Rockstar confirms Grand Theft Auto VI leak by the hackers, issues takedowns on leaks.
Rockstar Games, Inc. is an American video game publisher based in New York that was in their attempts to develop GTA VI. A later version of GTA V.
Rockstar Games was shocked to see that their confidential information about GTA VI and some other projects had leaked on the internet. It is one of the biggest leaks in video game history and a nightmare for Rockstar Games.
A user on GTA Forums by the name of 'teapotuberhacker' has posted 90 videos. Screenshots and clips from these videos are doing the rounds on the internet. The clips show that it will have multiple playable characters, one a woman, and be set in and around the Miami-Esque Vice City.
The footage is early and unfinished. The leak was indeed real. Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier has confirmed that with Rockstar games.
The previous GTA 6 leak claimed the game has been under development since 2014 and was originally code-named 'Project Americas'. These files, which have the word "Americas" in their names and some of which show a version running on a PlayStation 4 dev kit, may well be several years old. Still, if they are legit they confirm the broad details of the previous leaks, which made it sound like a game that probably wouldn't be done until 2025.
Rockstar games posted a message on Twitter that say:
We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto. At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services or any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects. We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game with you all in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations. We will update everyone again soon and, of course, will properly introduce you to this next game when it is ready. We want to thank everyone for their ongoing support through this situation. - The Rockstar Games Team.
As said, this is one of the biggest leaks in video game history, Take 2 appears to have started filing takedown requests for some GTA VI footage hosted on YouTube, though. "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Take 2 Interactive" now appears on some videos, but many others remain online.