SAN FRANCISCO: Rockstar Games confirmed Monday that it has ‘had a ‘network intrusion’ that has resulted in a massive leak of 90 Grand Theft Auto 6 videos, showcasing its engine, gameplay, and more early development builds.
The leak provided a glimpse into the development of GTA 6, confirming earlier reports of the series’ first heroine and the preparation of Vice City.
“We recently experienced a network hack 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 game,” Rockstar Games said in a statement.
At the moment, “we do not expect any disruption to our live game services nor any long-term impact on the development of our ongoing projects.”
The company said it was “extremely disappointed to share any details of our upcoming game all together in this way”.
“Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned, and we will remain more committed than ever to delivering an experience for you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations,” the games company said.
The title, informally known as GTA 6, will mark the first major game since 2013 GTA V, having broken the sales record of 170 million to date.
The company said it will update everyone again soon and properly introduce them to the next game when it’s ready.
The alleged GTA 6 footage comes via GTA Forums user “tepotuberhacker”, who posts various excerpts from his open world at work from what appears to be an early development build.
The 90+ videos also provide an expanded look at heists, NPC interactions, vehicles, and more from the sprawling sandbox.
The screenshots appear to be from builds that are at least two years old, indicating that development is underway along with recent years of GTA V content updates.