Pictures of Grand Theft Auto VIRockstar’s next entry in its open-world franchise, appears to have leaked online. Gamer on PC reports that a user on the GTA Forums posted a 3GB file containing 90 videos of GTA VI pictures. It’s unclear exactly how the footage was obtained, but the ‘teapotuberhacker’ poster claims to be behind the unrelated Uber hack late last week, and says they may ‘release more data soon’ , including GTA V and GTA VI source code, assets and test builds.
The massive leak matches earlier reports of GTA VIshowing a playable female character in some clips. Bloomberg reported earlier this year that GTA VI would feature two female protagonists influenced by Bonnie and Clyde.
The leaked videos are currently posted on YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, and numerous online gaming forums. In one video, a female playable character named Lucia is seen robbing a restaurant and taking hostages. There is a lot of placeholder text and you can visibly see where the game engine detects objects in the scene.
Another clip shows a playable character on the “Vice City Metro” train, which aligns with reports that the game is set in a fictionalized version of Miami much like the 2002 one. GTA Vice City. A separate clip includes a poolside conversation that resembles NPC conversations in Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2.
The age of the images is unclear, but some appear to work on RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3080 cards, so the dev version can’t be more than two years old. Other clips show off new NPC interactions, updated UI and animations, and even Rockstar’s own internal debugging tools for GTA VI on PlayStation. While this may be an elaborate fake, the amount of clips and evidence suggests otherwise.
Whereas GTA VI is believed to be at least two years away, these leaked clips likely show early development builds and testing of certain aspects of the game. This isn’t the first time a Rockstar game has been extensively leaked. Trusted reviews was forced to donate over $1 million to charity and issued an apology in 2018, after the site published details about Red Dead Redemption 2 before launching the game.
We’ve reached out to Rockstar owner Take-Two to comment on the leak, and we’ll let you know if we get back to you.