Reports suggest that alleged leaks of Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) footage on TikTok may have originated from the child of a Rockstar Games employee. The TikTok account @i_see_in_4k uploaded two short videos claiming to provide a “first look at GTA 6,” showcasing brief clips of the game’s map. While Rockstar Games had announced the release of the first trailer for GTA 6 on December 5, the purported leaked footage raised questions about its authenticity.
Eurogamer, a UK-based game news site, initially reported on the TikTok videos. Shortly afterward, GTABase, a reputable games news site, suggested that the leaked footage might have come from the son of a Rockstar Games employee. Despite this claim, Rockstar Games has not officially verified the legitimacy of the leaked content or confirmed any involvement of its employees’ relatives in its release.
GTABase expressed disappointment over the situation, stating that the evidence pointing to a connection with a Rockstar Games employee’s relative seems convincing. The incident is particularly concerning considering its proximity to the official game reveal.
“The evidence to suggest the video has come from someone related to the employee in question is fairly convincing,” GTABase said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Again, if this is true it’s extremely disappointing that this has occurred so close to the official reveal.”
In a separate event in August, a UK court ruled that Arion Kurtaj was responsible for hacking Rockstar Games, resulting in a “significant” leak of GTA 6 footage. Another unnamed 17-year-old also pleaded guilty to charges related to the hack. The court found that Kurtaj, who was under pretrial conditions for a previous hack of telecom firms, used an Amazon Firestick to access the internet and assist in the Rockstar Games hack while staying in a Travelodge.
As of the report, Rockstar Games had not responded to requests for comment from Business Insider, leaving the authenticity of the leaked footage and its alleged connection to an employee’s child unconfirmed.