Effectively, one of many largest online game leaks in historical past occurred over the weekend. I most likely don’t have to let you know, 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. In the present day, 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 will’t hyperlink to the footage or embody screenshots of it, a fast Google search can level you in the correct course. In the meantime, when you don’t wish 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 fascinating particulars in regards to the subsequent Grand Theft Auto sport.
Oh and be warned: On the very finish there are some issues that you simply won’t wish to learn about. I’ll warn you once more after we get there.
Welcome Again To Vice Metropolis
The following Grand Theft Auto returns to one of many franchise’s most beloved and iconic places: Vice Metropolis, Florida. Nonetheless, like the fashionable spins on Liberty Metropolis and Los Santos (in GTA IV and GTA V), this new Vice Metropolis is extra life like and set in our time, not the 80s.
Based mostly on particulars noticed within the numerous leaked movies, it seems gamers will have the ability to discover giant metropolis facilities, smaller, rural areas, and even some swamps. Wanting intently, I used to be capable of spot a couple of places that beforehand confirmed up within the unique GTA Vice Metropolis again in 2004, together with the return of the Malibu Membership, the Ocean View resort, Vice Seashore, and Little Hati.
Meet The Primary Characters, A Legal Couple
Based mostly on earlier stories and this new leaked footage, it seems that GTA VI will star two characters: A person named Jason and a girl named Lucia. Earlier stories 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 modify between Lucia and Jason. It additionally looks as if when one character grabs loot or gadgets, some issues shall be shared and a few issues gained’t be shared. Nonetheless, 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 try to deflect bullets. Characters may go utterly 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. Nonetheless, 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 appears to be like such as you’ll have the ability to choose up and drop weapons simply, which could possibly be helpful throughout a giant shootout when you run out of ammo and have to ditch your pistol for a useless cop’s rifle.
Additionally noticed within the weapon wheel display screen are gear and different gadgets. My idea is that gamers may have the ability to maintain onto well being kits and different gadgets, which might permit them to heal throughout fight or maybe achieve non permanent 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 sport, you’ll be stepping into bother 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 automotive throughout a police shootout, the sport mentions that the “Legislation” will know what car she entered even after she escapes. To me, this looks as if a mechanic that can pressure you to ditch automobiles earlier than you’ll be able to actually escape the police.
Strip Golf equipment, Swamps, and Scuba Diving
Whereas a lot 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 belongings you’ll have the ability to do in GTA VI when not combating 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 reveals Lucia exploring that very same membership outdoors of a mission.
With swamps throughout Florida, you’ll want a method to get round simply. And it appears to assist gamers discover, Rockstar is including drivable airboats. You’ll additionally have the ability to go scuba diving too. However wait, there’s extra!
The Animals Of Florida
In one of many leaked movies, you’ll be able to see a ton of debugging data and actions. Combing via, I used to be capable of spot lots 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 Useless 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 experience a horse is nothing new in Purple Useless, however can be a sequence first in GTA.
Different Fascinating Stuff, Easter Eggs, And Extra
Okay, let’s get to among 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 doable, flip away. What’s within the subsequent paragraph is an inventory of doable Easter eggs, secret occasions, and extra. Doubtless none of these items is vital to the general plot of the sport, however when you take pleasure in 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 linked 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 outdated woman. However maybe probably 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 might take away some or all of these items earlier than the sport ships. In actual fact, lots of these items might at the moment solely exist in textual content kind or in menus and hasn’t been totally carried out but. Nonetheless, I’m excited by what I used to be capable of pull from all this leaked footage.
Hopefully, Rockstar gained’t need to cope with 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.