Rockstar’s next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series may be one of the most anticipated video games in existence, and a new alleged leak may offer us the best look at GTA 6 yet. The data set that PCGamer discovered through a GTAForums post by the alleged hacker himself, contains around 90 videos of gameplay footage, with working debugging code and interfaces that help back up the veracity of the claims.
Interestingly, the hacker (who goes by the name “teapotuberhacker” on the GTA forums) also claims to be the person responsible for the recent Uber hack, and says they obtained the video by accessing a Rockstar employee’s Slack account — which is the same MO for Uber’s massive breach.
The leaks themselves appear to be either legitimate or fakes, created with such a high degree of attention to detail and authenticity that they won over the initially very skeptical audience of GTAForums members.
Various clips from the leak depict both male and female protagonists, which fits in with other reports about what to expect in the upcoming game. They also show gameplay that takes place in a fictional city similar to Miami, again matching early reports of what GTA 6 will bring to the franchise.
It’s worth noting that these videos likely show an older build, indicating they could be from around 2017. The game has reportedly been in development since 2014 (GTA 5 originally launched in 2013). so it would be reasonable to expect development snapshots from various builds over the years.
Earlier this month, Rockstar released the GTA 5 and GTA 5 Online credits on its website, titling the page “Thank You”, which many took as a sign that it was pausing active development on the long-running and much-expanded fifth installment in the series to focus on -directly on the upcoming sequel.
We reached out to Rockstar owner Take-Two Interactive, but did not immediately hear back. We’ll update this post with more if and when they respond.