One of the biggest leaks in video game history happened with GTA 6 last year. Despite being from a very early (pre-alpha) build of the game, reports claim that the images and video that surfaced online were still quite visually impressive.
To this end, a screenshot from this leak has reappeared and is currently going viral. Many people initially believed the image was a brand-new leak, but it actually came from the 2022 leak. Many people have simply never seen it because it was buried under a flood of other game-related media.
Despite the fact that it isn’t new in the strictest sense, many Grand Theft Auto fans are drooling over it because it is new to them. One of the game’s two protagonists, some NPCs, and some absolutely superb technical work are all depicted in the image in question.
“Not gonna lie, but I feel that those who say the game looks s** are just attention seekers, even by an unfinished game’s standards, these graphics are honestly some of the best I’ve ever seen,” writes one fan of the leak.
“They’re not about having millions of puddles scattered around, with every surface being reflective, simply good graphics that are about accurate realistic lighting and shadows (check the light and shadows on the walls), nice texturing that feels photorealistic and smooth (zoom on the manhole in the ground), and great models (Lucia of course, and the environment, not the NPCs).”
Another user comments, “This is the best night time I’ve seen thus far except Red Dead Redemption 2, this game looks unbelievable even during the testing phase and better than 90% of the games out right now, Rockstar has outdone themselves yet again.”
More than 2.6k people have voted the post up and there are more than 500 comments on it, many of which are complimentary of how GTA 6 is currently looking. Fairness aside, the game looks good. GTA 6 is shaping up to be another graphical benchmark from Rockstar Games if this is in fact from a pre-alpha build of the game.
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“Rockstar, you have really outdone yourselves with this digital environment, I must say,” adds a third Reddit user. “It has the same volumetric feeling that is present in Red Dead Redemption 2 if you have the higher graphical setting to allow it, with the way that light affects the surface it scatters on does and it captures that element very well. Very realistic Rockstar.”