GTA 6 was the subject of a massive leak over the weekend as footage of the next Grand Theft Auto’s early development was shared by hackers. More than 90 videos known to show early builds of GTA 6 have been shared, and the hackers have also claimed to have obtained the source code for GTA 6 and GTA 5. This latter claim raised fears that the GTA 6 release date could be delayed. Because Half-Life 2 was delayed for more than a year when hackers obtained the game’s source code in 2003, the development team also left a staggeringly hard errand.
However, in one of the most memorable remarks about the leak, Rockstar Games said it would not disrupt two live-service games currently in progress or future business. Some considered this to be a false indication that hackers obtained the source code for both GTA 5 and GTA 6. Rockstar Games did not disclose that the GTA 6 source code was leaked, but confirmed that development footage was leaked. The company said it was “very disheartened” that details about the game were known to be shared this way.
Rockstar Games has confirmed that the GTA 6 release date will not be delayed due to leaks.
Rockstar Games has publicly commented on a massive leak of Grand Theft Auto 6 footage this weekend. In a description posted on social channels, the company said it was “very disappointed” that details about the game were shared in this way, and guaranteed that the project would not be delayed due to the leak. We recently experienced network intrusions where unauthorized third parties were illegally accessing and downloading confidential data from our framework, including footage from the early developments of the following Grand Theft Auto.
For now, we do not expect any disruption to live gaming services and no long-term impact on ongoing venture development. We are very disappointed to share the details of our next game like this. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned, and we will always do our best to provide players an experience that goes beyond their home. We’ll be updating everyone again soon, and we’ll definitely let you know as appropriate when the next game is ready. Thank you to everyone who has continued to help through this situation.
The legitimate-looking Grand Theft Auto 6 movie leaked for over an hour on Sunday, and from that point on, Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two, has been working hard to remove the link to it. At Take-Two’s request, another recording was removed from YouTube to confirm the authenticity of the significant leak. Take-Two appears to have requested two of the largest internet-based Grand Theft Auto communities to remove all links to GTA 6 footage. The leaked footage, first published on the GTA forums by an anonymous user, incorporates the open world gameplay of the GTA 6 alpha build. The leaker certifies that the recording was downloaded from the Slack channel and likely owned by Rockstar employees.