Georgina Odafe, Naijanewstalk
On Saturday, video game fans were beside themselves as footage of the game, Grand Theft Auto 6 was posted online. A user with the username teapotuberhacker posted these videos on a GTA forum website.
The leaked videos showed different scenes of the not-yet-released GTA 6 games, along with some characters.
Before this incident, GTA fans have been impatient to know when Rockstar Games would release GTA 6. Hence, the leaked videos were a much-needed confirmation that the game is indeed undergoing development.
Most people have decided to believe the GTA 6 footage is genuine. This is because of the information released some months ago in a Bloomberg report. The report mentioned that the upcoming GTA 6 game would have a female as one protagonist.
As expected, the GTA 6 leaked footage showed a female character taking people hostage and robbing a restaurant, which confirms the report.
Jason Schreier, a reporter at Bloomberg, also received information from an unknown source at Rockstar Games that the leaked videos of GTA 6 were genuine.
Although the GTA forum page where the user posted the leaked video has been taken down, people have shared it on other platforms.
Some of the leaked GTA 6 videos show unfinished gameplay and the game engine at work to detect the objects on the game scene.
Another showed a player on the Vice City Metro train, supporting the claim that the GTA 6 will be set in Miami. Meanwhile, in another video, scenery similar to those in Red Dea Redemption 2 is seen.
The user who leaked the GTA 6 videos also claims to have hacked Uber on Wednesday according to some screenshots posted on Twitter.
After the Uber hack, this person revealed their identity as a hacker and their access to many databases. They also released the contact information of a Rockstar employee as proof, saying that these hacks are to negotiate a deal with any affected company.
The hacker testified that they could access the Stack account of a Rockstar employee.
GTA 6 release date
Some speculators and analysts have answered the big question: when is GTA 6 coming out?
They speculated the year of release to be between 2023 to 2025.
Without a doubt, GTA 6 is a game that a lot of fans have highly awaited. Hence, the reason for the mixed reactions by the public when they saw the leaked footage online.
Some are aghast by the actions of this hacker and feel bad for the predicament that Rockstar Game have found themselves in but pleased others to see substantial evidence about the development of GTA 6.
Currently no one has received a comment from Rockstar Games, the developers of the GTA game series.
Other facts about GTA 6
What is GTA 6?
GTA 6 is the upcoming game in the Grand Theft Auto series being developed by Rockstar games.
When is GTA 6 coming out?
No one is certain of this, but it is likely to be in two or three years.
Where will GTA 6 be set?
The leaked video footage of GTA 6 shows some scenes set in Miami and on the Vice City Metro train.