Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games has confirmed that the GTA 6 leaks that appeared online yesterday, September 18, are real, but development will not be affected as a result.
Rockstar published a statement to Twitter (below), saying the “early development footage” was illegally taken from its systems following a network intrusion and its disappointed to have its new game shared for the first time this way.
A Message from Rockstar Games pic.twitter.com/T4Wztu8RW8
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) September 19, 2022
“We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorised third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto,” the statement reads.
“We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared with you all in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations.
“We will update everyone again soon and, of course, will properly introduce you to this next game when it is ready. We want to thank everyone for their ongoing support through this situation.”
Close to 100 different videos of the game were shared online anonymously showing robberies, gunplay, fully voiced conversations, and more. The footage all but confirms the rumours that GTA 6 will feature male and female protagonists and a Vice City setting.
While Rockstar has promised more information soon, there’s no telling as to when the developer will have a full reveal for the game as, just like its eventual launch, GTA 6 will only be shown when its ready. It was only announced this year, of course, but as it’s been almost a decade since GTA 5 was released, fans are eager for more.
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