Massive GTA 6 leaked gameplay shows Characters, Robbery and Maps
On GTAForums, a user going by the handle “teapotuberhacker” claims to have 90 videos from a Grand Theft Auto 6 test build running with “GTA 5 and 6 source code and assets.” This user claims to have also been responsible for a recent Uber hack. Details from the new GTA 6 leak and an earlier one imply the game will include numerous playable characters, including a woman, and will be situated in and around the Miami-esque Vice City, and screenshots and excerpts from these films have been circulating on YouTube, Twitter, and Reddit.
Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier (link opens in new tab) has officially confirmed the legitimacy of the leak, saying, “Not that there was much doubt, but I’ve confirmed with Rockstar sources that this weekend’s massive Grand Theft Auto VI leak is indeed real. The footage is early and unfinished, of course. This is one of the biggest leaks in video game history and a nightmare for Rockstar Games”.
Player-character Lucia and her sidekick Jason rob a waffle restaurant while holding hostages, à la Pulp Fiction, in one video. Despite the mannequin NPCs clipping through objects, placeholder dialogue text like “Jason: GENERIC CURSE TO SELF” and a cop car that has been recycled from GTA 5 only with V.C.P.D. written on it, the robberies look like they belong in Red Dead Redemption 2 thanks to the ‘Time Until Cops Dispatched’ metre.
The video of the male player character chatting with his two redneck buddies by the pool is more convincing. Talking like, “Oh yeah, he’s dead, is he? Just like there’s a country called Finland,” sounds and looks great, and the voice acting is on point, giving the game a genuine Rockstar vibe.
There is a lot more here that feels like a Rockstar game, too. A parody of WhatsApp, as suggested by a notification reading “WhatUp! message received” during a sequence set in a strip club, seems like an exceedingly Rockstar thing to do, as does staging full scenes in a strip club complete with intricate pole dancing (opens in new tab).
According to the previous Grand Theft Auto 6 leak, production on the game began in 2014 under the codename “Project Americas.” Some of these files show a version operating on a PlayStation 4 dev kit, and their names contain the term “Americas” suggesting that they are quite old. However, if they are genuine, they confirm the gist of the earlier leaks, which made it sound like the game would not be finished until at least 2025. A PC release date is unknown. Put simply, you should not hope for much.