Internet sleuths are currently in the process of digging into what could be leaked Grand Theft Auto V files — and what they've found is fascinating.
Yesterday, the PS3 version of Grand Theft Auto V became available as a preload on the PlayStation network in some regions. Preloading refers to the practice of downloading a game before it's actually out, such that players can enjoy the game as soon as it's released. Developers will often leave out critical parts of the game though, so that people can't just start playing after they preload it. Regardless, some players claim that they were able to rip some stuff from the preload, although there are some reports of the preload not being available anymore.
Here's what is supposed to be the theme that plays before you start the game up, footage courtesy of RockstarInformer.
A thread over at Reddit, meanwhile, is in the process of compiling a list of all the songs that are allegedly in the game — a process that requires combing through about 20-30 hours of audio. Here's what they've found so far:
We contacted Rockstar about the matter and got the usual "We don't comment on rumours and speculation." Some of the videos floating around have already been taken down by GTA V publisher Take Two, particularly those that claim they're audio from missions. Kotaku came across one such video, which sounded like it featured Michael, one of the protagonists in the game.
We'll update you as we hear more. Otherwise, be wary of spoilers this weekend — it sounds like they might start floating around.
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