Rockstar Games on Monday confirmed that it ‘suffered a network intrusion’ that resulted in the massive leak of 90 videos of Grand Theft Auto game 6, showcasing its engine, gameplay and more from an early development build.
The leak provided a glimpse into GTA 6 development, confirming prior reports of the series’ first female protagonist and a Vice City setting.
“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,” Rockstar Games said in a statement.
At this time, “we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services no any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects”.
The company said it was “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,” said the gaming company.
The title, informally known as GTA 6, will mark the first mainline game since 2013’s GTA V, having racked up a record-breaking 170 million sales to date.
The company said it will update everyone again soon and will properly introduce them to the next game when it is ready.
The alleged GTA 6 footage comes via GTA Forums user “tepotuberhacker,” posting various snippets of its open world in action from what appears to be an early development build.
The over 90 videos also provide an extended look at robberies, NPC interactions, vehicles, and more from its sprawling sandbox.
The footage appears to be from builds at least a couple of years old, suggesting development has been underway in tandem with recent years of GTA V content updates.
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