What you must know about GTA 6
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. It is safe to say the release of Grand Theft Auto 6 will be the biggest of this century because of the madness and hype the Rockstar games have created. Fans are eagerly awaiting any information that may be released, as the wait has been long and arduous. It is safe to say that fans are extremely curious about what Rockstar has in store for them with the next installment.
However, in today’s world, it is nearly impossible to keep a secret for so long. It is appreciable to say that the Rockstar games have managed to keep a lot of information away from the world for a very long time. But as we know the internet is a very notorious place. All it needs is a chance and that is what recently happened with the Rockstar games. The internet awoke as there were several gameplay leaks of Grand Theft Auto 6.
Things you need to know about GTA 6
But before jumping to the leaks let’s look at some official announcements of the GTA 6 which is confirmed by the company. A playable female protagonist has been included in GTA 6 for the first time, which has led to a lot of information being released about the game. One of two playable characters based on Bonnie and Clyde, the character is reportedly a Latina lady. It is quite interesting to have a female protagonist because so far the Grand Theft Auto franchise has only offered male protagonists and there we bada**.
GTA 6 leaks
So this was the official information, now let’s talk about the most controversial leaks. One of the most well-known internet forums for discussing all things Grand Theft Auto is GTAForums. On September 18, it unintentionally became the location of assets from the still-in-development Grand Theft Auto 6 that had been released. Other social media websites like Twitter and YouTube rapidly started to host the leaks.
Unfinished assets were used in several clips that showcased the game’s in-development features, such as the setting, gunplay, and NPC AI. The videos also appeared to validate various internet claims regarding GTA 6 such as the inclusion of male and female characters.
A lot of the characteristics you would anticipate from a Grand Theft Auto game are definitely still under development. There includes a car pursuit and several animation tests, including testing of melee fighting, automobile interiors (with movable rearview mirrors and sun visors), and changing weapons.
Due to the incomplete nature of these tests, nearly all of them have debug instructions and technical information layered over them. One of the longer clips has a diner heist that is similar to Pulp Fiction’s opening scene. Despite the fact that many of the characters’ textures such as their facial characteristics are weak, the game skillfully manages to convey the NPCs’ terror as the female protagonist aims her pistol at them.
The breach came from a user going by the handle “teapotuberhacker,” who also claimed to be the same person who earlier that month broke into the ride-hailing service Uber. The hacker also shared what look like a lot of GTA 6 assets as well as game code.
Actions taken by the Rockstar Games
However, the company was not too late to take down all the clips from all social media, and even the FBI was involved in this. But as we know the internet is a very notorious place and you just can’t hide everything. You’ll still find a lot of clips today as well. Here you can see a glimpse of the gameplay. In the clip, we can see the reported female protagonist. And the action is hardcore as expected with the game.
The clips are very believable, not just because they show great game physics and graphics and have a female protagonist. Just after the leak, Rockstar Games made an official statement confirming the leaks. The Rockstar games twitter said,
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.
Furthermore, Despite the widespread leaks, Rockstar assured fans that it did not foresee any disruption or “long-term effect on the development” of its continuing projects. The next Grand Theft Auto game’s development will “continue as planned.”
Despite looking at the game’s progress the company certainly wants to avoid some hazard to happen like Cyberpunk 2077. And they will take their time to release the game. It is safe to say that this year we can get some more official announcements regarding Grand Theft Auto 6. And we can expect the game to be released in 2025. Till then the company will hope that there are no more leaks and at the same time the anticipation increase.
Cause I personally have got a lot of hopes for the game. So have you seen the leaks and how much you are excited about GTA 6? Let us know in the comment section below. Do check out our other articles to get more information, tips, and tricks about different games.