Some GTA 6 development footage has been leaked to a forum - and it confirms some pretty big details.
Leaked GTA 6 Development Footage Authenticity Confirmed
Another week, another GTA 6 leak. But this time, at long last, we can be sure of its authenticity. From now on, let's just ignore our previous record on the subject.
The leak arrived in the form of GTA 6 development footage obtained by a particularly nefarious hacker known only as "teapotuberhacker". This username seems to reference the claim that they were also responsible for a recent Uber systems hack. As for the 'teapot' section, MMOGames.com sleuths have deduced that this probably means that they hail from England. We expect a call from MI5 soon.
**Warning: ** Minor GTA6 spoilers ahead.
All jokes aside, this was big news for GTA fans, and bad news for Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive, who frantically issued takedown orders for the footage to YouTube and Twitter in the wake of the GTA development footage leak. They were also invited by teapotuberhacker to "negotiate" a deal, lest they release the GTA 5 source code and even GTA 6 in its current, partially developed state.
And while we don't know if Take-Two took the hacker up on their offer (we'd wager they did not), Rockstar has decided to lean into the leak and confirm that what we saw was, in fact, real. "We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared with you all in this way," read their Twitter post. A sentiment we can't help but sympathise with. But our curiosity is just too much to bear.
So what did the leak reveal? In a nutshell, it seemed to confirm two long-suspected features. First, Vice City will indeed be returning. And second, there will be a female protagonist named Lucia, but she won't be the only playable character. Other than that, interactions with some rednecks, a waffle house stick-up, and OTT VCPD encounters are looking par for the course. And we're sure we're not alone in saying we can't wait.
Judging by the rudimentary state of the footage, however, we can safely say that there's a long way to go yet. We certainly hope that, in the meantime, teapotuberhacker doesn't follow up on their threat of releasing the partially developed title.