UPDATE 19 SEPTEMBER 2022: Rockstar has commented on the GTA 6 leak over the weekend.

in a statement published on its website TwitterRockstar says GTA 6 suffered from “network interference” that led to the release of early development footage.

Rockstar said it was “extremely disappointed” by what happened, though it insisted the leak would not have a long-term impact on the game’s development.

We present that statement in full:

“We recently experienced a network intrusion where 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 gaming services or any long-term impact on the development of our ongoing projects.

“We are very disappointed to share any details of our next game with you in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain committed as always to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations.”

“We’ll update everyone again soon and we’ll of course update you on the next game when it’s ready. We want to thank everyone for their continued support in this situation.”

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ORIGINAL STORY SEPTEMBER 18, 2022: More than 90 screenshots and videos reportedly taken from GTA 6 have leaked online.

Initially hostile response, although there is no way to confirm them GTA Forums eventually relented as posters began to believe the leaked assets were genuine.

Of course, there are assets and features missing from the unfinished game videos Get a sneak peek at the characters, the open world, and even the shooter’s combat, all in just seven minutes of unauthorized footage.

If it’s real – and the consensus right now is – it would support earlier claims that the game is set in Vice City and features a female protagonist: a first for the franchise. The dialogue system and animations are also similar to those used in Red Dead Redemption 2, although these may only be temporary.

“I just made this account to say I AM HERE. GTA VI HERE WE GO!!!,” he answered one excited commentator.

Rockstar finally confirmed that development on GTA 6 was “well underway” earlier this year, and while official details have been extremely limited, a report by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier in June shared some tantalizing details about the project, claiming it will be set in Miami. and will feature the series’ first female protagonist as part of a Bonny and Clyde-style duo — two things supported by today’s leaks.

Rockstar met long ago severe criticism In 2018, everything around company culture and reliance on crisis came to a head, when Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser, who left the company in 2020, said employees were working “100-hour weeks” to complete Red Dead Redemption 2 — but Bloomberg’s report claims The studio is said to have recently been working to improve its culture, implementing a new flex-time policy to immediately pay back overtime, closing the gender pay gap and hiring additional producers to ensure better workloads. managed.

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