Properly, one of many greatest online game leaks in historical past occurred over the weekend. I in all probability don’t have to inform you, however sure, in case you missed it: Early footage of the subsequent Grand Theft Auto, assumed by many to be GTA VI, leaked everywhere in the web yesterday. At this time, Rockstar has commented in regards to the state of affairs, calling it an “unlawful” hack and promising it gained’t affect the event of the long-awaited open-world sequel.
Whereas we are able to’t hyperlink to the footage or embrace screenshots of it, a fast Google search can level you in the suitable route. In the meantime, for those who don’t need to dig by way of 90 movies containing a ton of random content material from a still-in-development recreation, I’m right here to assist. I did all of the digging for you and located some fascinating particulars in regards to the subsequent Grand Theft Auto recreation.
Oh and be warned: On the very finish there are some issues that you just may not need to learn about. I’ll warn you once more once we get there.
Welcome Again To Vice Metropolis
The subsequent Grand Theft Auto returns to one of many franchise’s most beloved and iconic areas: Vice Metropolis, Florida. Nevertheless, like the fashionable spins on Liberty Metropolis and Los Santos (in GTA IV and GTA V), this new Vice Metropolis is extra practical and set in our time, not the 80s.
Primarily based on particulars noticed within the numerous leaked movies, it seems gamers will be capable of discover massive metropolis facilities, smaller, rural areas, and even some swamps. Trying intently, I used to be in a position to spot just a few areas that beforehand confirmed up within the authentic GTA Vice Metropolis again in 2004, together with the return of the Malibu Membership, the Ocean View lodge, Vice Seaside, and Little Haiti.
Meet The Primary Characters, A Prison Couple
Primarily based on earlier studies and this new leaked footage, it seems that GTA VI will star two characters: A person named Jason and a lady named Lucia. Earlier studies described these two as having a Bonnie and Clyde-like relationship. That is backed up by the point out of Bonnie and Clyde in some debug menus seen within the leaked clips.
Within the early footage I’ve seen, gamers use “Down” on the d-pad to change between Lucia and Jason. It additionally looks like when one character grabs loot or objects, some issues shall be shared and a few issues gained’t be shared. Nevertheless, how that can work within the precise recreation stays to be seen.
Each characters seem extremely detailed, even on this unfinished footage. They usually have a ton of animations. For instance, when shot at, they are going to use their arms and weapons to attempt to deflect bullets. Characters also can go fully susceptible, a sequence first.
Fight, Crime, And Dealing With Police
Like GTA V, this new entry appears to be utilizing a weapon wheel for letting gamers choose completely different weapons or explosives. Nevertheless, this time round it appears gamers gained’t simply pull weapons out of nowhere, with characters slinging rifles and shotguns behind their backs when not in use. It additionally seems to be such as you’ll be capable of choose up and drop weapons simply, which could possibly be helpful throughout a giant shootout for those who run out of ammo and have to ditch your pistol for a useless cop’s rifle.
Additionally noticed within the weapon wheel display are gear and different objects. My idea is that gamers would possibly be capable of maintain onto well being kits and different objects, which may permit them to heal throughout fight or maybe acquire short-term buffs. For instance, one merchandise included what seemed to be ache tablets ala Max Payne. Maybe these will allow you to decelerate time throughout gunfights?
This being a GTA recreation, you’ll be stepping into hassle with the police and within the early footage we noticed, cops seem extra organized and tactical. Additionally they appear extra coordinated. When Lucia enters a automobile throughout a police shootout, the sport mentions that the “Regulation” will know what car she entered even after she escapes. To me, this looks like a mechanic that can pressure you to ditch autos earlier than you possibly can actually escape the police.
Strip Golf equipment, Swamps, and Scuba Diving
Whereas many of the footage that leaked is concentrated on particular exams or areas of the sport, it does present some hints and first seems to be at different belongings you’ll be capable of do in GTA VI when not preventing the police or finishing missions.
One exercise that’s returning is the power to go to a strip membership and watch performers dance. Included within the leaked footage is what seems to be the beginning of an early mission that takes place inside a strip membership. Extra footage exhibits Lucia exploring that very same membership exterior of a mission.
With swamps throughout Florida, you’ll want a strategy to get round simply. And it appears to assist gamers discover, Rockstar is including drivable airboats. You’ll additionally be capable of go scuba diving too. However wait, there’s extra!
The Animals Of Florida
In one of many leaked movies, you possibly can see a ton of debugging data and actions. Combing by way of, I used to be in a position to spot numerous references to animals, together with boars, canines, alligators, and raccoons. Now animals have appeared in earlier GTA video games, however this seems to be actually upping the quantity of wildlife you’ll encounter whereas enjoying.
Not solely that, I noticed debug choices associated to fishing spots and bait outlets. Might the fishing mechanic present in Crimson Lifeless Redemption II make a return in GTA VI? Maybe. Much more fascinating are three debug choices associated to horses and taming animals. Having the ability to journey a horse is nothing new in Crimson Lifeless, however could be a sequence first in GTA.
Different Attention-grabbing Stuff, Easter Eggs, And Extra
Okay, let’s get to a few of the most fascinating stuff I noticed within the leaked footage. However first, a warning. If you wish to go into GTA VI as recent as attainable, flip away. What’s within the subsequent paragraph is a listing of attainable Easter eggs, secret occasions, and extra. Probably none of these things is vital to the general plot of the sport, however for those who get pleasure from stumbling upon unusual issues or secrets and techniques your self, flip away now. For everybody else…
I used to be shocked by what number of bizarre issues are talked about straight within the leaked footage. Most of this seems to be related to random occasions that may be triggered whereas gamers discover the world. Some stuff included point out of a haunted warehouse, intercourse robots, occurring a non secular journey, a creepy voice in a storm drain, a determine that may be noticed within the woods, and a mummified previous woman. However maybe essentially the most thrilling for GTA thriller hunters is the point out of a Skunk Ape sighting and UFOs. (The Skunk Ape is Florida’s tackle Bigfoot.)
As with all the things else talked about above, all of that is topic to alter. Rockstar may take away some or all of these things earlier than the sport ships. The truth is, numerous these things may at present solely exist in textual content type or in menus and hasn’t been totally carried out but. Nonetheless, I’m excited by what I used to be in a position to pull from all this leaked footage.
Hopefully, Rockstar gained’t need to take care of any extra leaks and so they can get again to work on GTA VI so all of us can play it ourselves within the close to future. Till then, I’ll be over right here piecing collectively fine details from a few of this footage till we get a brand new trailer.