GTA 6 leak: the biggest leak in history? There’s worse… (Last of Us, Nintendo)

Game News GTA 6 leak: the biggest leak in history? There’s worse… (Last of Us, Nintendo)

GTA 6 leaked, unfortunately it’s no longer a secret. A massive drop of nearly 100 videos equals the biggest in history. But there are other competitors for this sad title…

The weekend was marked by a real disaster in the world of video games. Grand Theft Auto VI gameplay snippets (about 90) have been leaked on the internet, but that’s not all. The hacker behind this dramatic leak claims to have other important information and data from the game (the rumors mention in particular the source code of the game) and threatens to reveal it if an arrangement is not found by Rockstar Games. As you can understand, we are dealing with a big leak here, one of the biggest ever revealed. Alas, it is not the first. Back to five drops at least as big, if not more, than GTA 6.

Summary

  • Assassin’s Creed Unity leaks a plane
  • Half-Life 2 was almost cancelled
  • Revenge The Last Of Us Part II?
  • Leaked by Nintendo
  • Pokémon Let’s Go, the April Fool’s joke that isn’t one

Assassin’s Creed Unity leaks a plane

In March 2014, a strange post appeared on the NeoGaf forums. One of its users claims to have done a very rewarding encounter during a plane ride. While he was quietly playing Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, his neighbor assured him that the next Assassin’s Creed game (then unannounced) would be more to his liking. Linked to Ubisoft, the bugger then started revealing the name of the game (Assassin’s Creed Unity), the time and details about the hero. He even revealed a short video of the game to him. If the leak isn’t as big as GTA 6, it still marks its time. Note that the name of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was also revealed by a NeoGaf user after he saw a powerpoint from a Ubisoft employee … during a plane ride.


Half-Life 2 was almost cancelled

Let’s go back to the time of 2003, more precisely on October 2. Today, the source code of the anticipated Half-Life 2 (then scheduled for the end of the year) leaked on the Internet. It is a member of the hacker group, myg0t, who is behind this massive leak. Fortunately, the code is unplayable. But that did not count Axel Gembe who, a few days later, disclosed the source code in the correct format. So a development version of the game can be fully played, a few weeks before its release. For Valve, this is a real drama. The studio was singled out for its security flaws and the state of the leaked game. In response, Valve decided to postpone the game (which would eventually be released in November 2004) and remove most of the leaked content. Estimated cost: $250 million. Alex Gembe was taken from his home by armed special forces and sentenced to four years in prison.


Revenge The Last Of Us Part II?

Back to 2020, the year of the release of one of the most anticipated games in recent times: The Last of Us Part II. Unfortunately, its release was preceded by many leaks of all kinds. If in April 2020, these are the first game videos broadcast on the Internet without the permission of the studio, the descent into hell continues for the developers with the leak of a good part of the game scenario. A few weeks later, the last elements (the Ellie/Abby double check, the circumstances of Joel’s death, Jesse’s baby and the first Abby/Ellie duel ) leak instead, along with a new video. Rumor has it that this big leak came from a former employee of Naughty Dog to take revenge on the crunch imposed by his boss, and that’s the information that most of the players picked up. But in reality, this leak is more like the work of a hacker. Goodbye crunch vigilante theory…


Leaked by Nintendo

Now let’s move on to the leak that is a serious contender for the title of the biggest leak in video game history: Leaked by Nintendo. For nearly two years, the Japanese company has suffered a series of major data leaks. Source code of games, development tools, information on consoles… In July 2020 alone, no less than 3 gigabytes of data were leaked on the 4chan forum. From 2018 to 2020, these leaks mainly resulted in the publication of Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version demos, an official Game Boy emulator, information on the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Switch prototypes and two bags -ong model of GameCube, or even the data related to games like Pokémon Sword / Shield and StarFox 2. In addition, the personal files of the developers were also hacked. The amount of leaked data is enormous, as is the magnitude of its effects on replication.


Pokémon Let’s Go, the April Fool’s joke that isn’t one

We remain on the side of 4chan with one of the most unlikely leaks in the history of video games. April 1, 2018 and an anonymous forum user posted a photo of what he advertised as the Pokémon Yellow Version remake. He added a lot of information to the title of that and it all seemed to come together. Especially since it has been a long time since rumors about such a remake have been rife on the web. But no one believed it. And for good reason, we are, as we said, April 1. So everyone thought it was a joke. So what was their surprise when, a few weeks ago (May 2018), Nintendo officially presented Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee, remakes of Pokémon Yellow. The information and the visuals revealed by the 4chan user are very real. This leak is one and not an ordinary April Fool’s joke.


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