Nicely, one of many largest online game leaks in historical past occurred over the weekend. I most likely 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 the moment, Rockstar has commented in regards to the scenario, calling it an “unlawful” hack and promising it received’t affect the event of the long-awaited open-world sequel.
Whereas we will’t hyperlink to the footage or embrace screenshots of it, a fast Google search can level you in the proper route. In the meantime, in case you don’t need to dig via 90 movies containing a ton of random content material from a still-in-development sport, I’m right here to assist. I did all of the digging for you and located some attention-grabbing particulars in regards to the subsequent Grand Theft Auto sport.
Oh and be warned: On the very finish there are some issues that you just won’t 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 places: 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.
Based mostly on particulars noticed within the varied leaked movies, it seems gamers will be capable of discover giant metropolis facilities, smaller, rural areas, and even some swamps. Wanting carefully, I used to be capable of spot a couple of places that beforehand confirmed up within the authentic GTA Vice Metropolis again in 2004, together with the return of the Malibu Membership, the Ocean View resort, Vice Seashore, and Little Haiti.
Meet The Fundamental Characters, A Prison Couple
Based mostly on earlier experiences and this new leaked footage, it seems that GTA VI will star two characters: A person named Jason and a girl named Lucia. Earlier experiences 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 as if when one character grabs loot or gadgets, some issues will probably be shared and a few issues received’t be shared. Nevertheless, how that can work within the precise sport stays to be seen.
Each characters seem extremely detailed, even on this unfinished footage. And so they have a ton of animations. For instance, when shot at, they’ll use their arms and weapons to attempt to deflect bullets. Characters can even go utterly susceptible, a collection first.
Fight, Crime, And Dealing With Police
Like GTA V, this new entry appears to be utilizing a weapon wheel for letting gamers choose totally different weapons or explosives. Nevertheless, this time round it appears gamers received’t simply pull weapons out of nowhere, with characters slinging rifles and shotguns behind their backs when not in use. It additionally appears to be like such as you’ll be capable of choose up and drop weapons simply, which may very well be helpful throughout an enormous shootout in case you 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 gadgets. My idea is that gamers would possibly be capable of maintain onto well being kits and different gadgets, which may enable them to heal throughout fight or maybe achieve short-term buffs. For instance, one merchandise included what seemed to be ache capsules ala Max Payne. Maybe these will allow you to decelerate time throughout gunfights?
This being a GTA sport, you’ll be entering into hassle with the police and within the early footage we noticed, cops seem extra organized and tactical. In addition they appear extra coordinated. When Lucia enters a automobile throughout a police shootout, the sport mentions that the “Legislation” will know what automobile she entered even after she escapes. To me, this looks as if a mechanic that can drive you to ditch autos earlier than you may actually escape the police.
Strip Golf equipment, Swamps, and Scuba Diving
Whereas many of the footage that leaked is targeted on particular checks or areas of the sport, it does present some hints and first appears to be like at different stuff you’ll be capable of do in GTA VI when not combating the police or finishing missions.
One exercise that’s returning is the flexibility 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 may see a ton of debugging data and actions. Combing via, I used to be capable of spot a whole lot of 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 taking part in.
Not solely that, I noticed debug choices associated to fishing spots and bait retailers. May the fishing mechanic present in Purple Lifeless Redemption II make a return in GTA VI? Maybe. Much more attention-grabbing are three debug choices associated to horses and taming animals. With the ability to trip a horse is nothing new in Purple Lifeless, however could be a collection first in GTA.
Different Attention-grabbing Stuff, Easter Eggs, And Extra
Okay, let’s get to among the most attention-grabbing stuff I noticed within the leaked footage. However first, a warning. If you wish to go into GTA VI as contemporary as doable, flip away. What’s within the subsequent paragraph is a listing of doable Easter eggs, secret occasions, and extra. Seemingly none of these things is essential to the general plot of the sport, however in case you take pleasure in stumbling upon unusual issues or secrets and techniques your self, flip away now. For everybody else…
I used to be stunned by what number of bizarre issues are talked about immediately 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 the whole lot 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. In truth, a whole lot of these things may presently solely exist in textual content kind or in menus and hasn’t been absolutely carried out but. Nonetheless, I’m excited by what I used to be capable of pull from all this leaked footage.
Hopefully, Rockstar received’t should take care of any extra leaks they usually 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.