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Developers share early build footage to support Rockstar Games after GTA 6 leak

Developers showing early build footage to support Rockstar Games after criticism on GTA6 early graphics

After a massive GTA 6 leak last week that took the internet by storm, Rockstar Games has faced enormous criticism from the fans for how bad the graphics looked, even though the gameplay footage is from early development. A total of 90 pieces of footage were leaked by a 17-year-old hacker who was reportedly arrested by the London police yesterday. The footage showed both playable characters moving around in the Miami-inspired Vice City, robbing a diner, viewing the nightclub, conversations between NPC, and shooting animations. 

Rockstar Games has confirmed that the leaks were real and posted a message on their social media handles addressing the network intrusion that caused the most significant gaming leak of all time. Take-two Interactive, the leading company behind Rockstar Games, has experienced a $510 million loss from its market cap after the GTA 6 leak. Although the graphics were from the early development stage, many fans still took on the internet to criticize Rockstar Games for the unfinished and unpolished GTA 6 gameplay posted online.

Amid heavy criticism triggered by a tweeter user who posted, “If you knew how game development goes, you’d know that visuals are one of the first things done. The game is four years into planning & development. What you see is almost exactly what you will get”.

After this tweet, various developers have come forward to show their support for Rockstar Games and show the fans how their games looked in the early development stage, giving the fans a good idea of how games like Uncharted 4, Control, Cult of Lambs looked in the early stage of development.

Several developers revealed early development footage from their games to support Rockstar Games


Paul Ehreth, the lead designer of Control posted a clip from the early development stage of Control, which won multiple awards for its excellent graphics.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn’s early build gameplay was revealed by Cian Maher, he also mentioned that games don’t look like a finished product until an extremely late phase of development.

Last of Us

Naughty Dog Central gave the fans an insight into how Last of Us looked at the early stage of development.

Uncharted 4

The co-lead designer of the game Uncharted 4, Kurt Margenau posted the early development of Uncharted 4.


The footage from build testing of Overwatch prior to Blizzcon 2015 was posted by Nazih Fares on Twitter.

Cult of the Lamb

Massive Monster’s game Cult of the Lamb posted their own early build gameplay footage on their official Twitter account.

Detroit: Become Human

The developers of Detroit: Become Human posted a side-by-side comparison of their game from the early build and final gameplay.

Little Big Planet

The official Twitter account of Little Big Planet posted prototype footage of their gameplay.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

The game director of A Plague Tale, developed by Asobo Studio posted a side-by-side comparison of their game’s early build and the latest release.

God of War

The animator of God of War Robert Morrison posted development footage of the game in the early stage.


Comparison footage between the Alpha build and the final game of Bungie’s Destiny was posted on Twitter.

Sniper Elite 5

Flix Interactive, the co-developer of Sniper Elite 5 posted early build footage from the game’s Landing Force mission.

Sea of Thieves

The gameplay footage from Sea of Thieves from the early development stage was posted by Jeph Perez on Twitter.

Halo Infinite

The Campaign Level Designer of Halo Infinite developed by 343 Industries Kolbe Payne posted screenshots from the development of Halo.

Back 4 Blood

The developers of the game Back 4 Blood, Turtle Rock Studios posted early build footage from their game.


The publishers of the famous indie game IXION posted early development footage of their game.


The developers of Frostpunk, 11-bit Studios shared how their game looked at the early development stage.


The Outrider’s official Twitter account posted gameplay footage from their early development.

Greak: Memories of Azur

The early animation footage of the indie game Greak: Memories of Azur was posted on the game’s official Twitter account.

Snake Pass

The early build of Sumo Digital’s game Snake Pass was posted by the developers.

Street of Rage 4

A clip two years prior to Streets of Rage 4 was released by the developers Lizardcube.

Deliver Us the Moon

The developers of the game Deliver Us the Moon, KeokeN Interactive shared the early version footage and the final game’s comparison.

Broken Pieces

Elseware Experience posted the early design of their game Broken Pieces on its official Twitter account.

A comparison of Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle’s first build and the final release was posted on the game’s Twitter account.

Ghostrunner- Project_Hel

One More Level posted footage from the early build of their game Ghostrunner- Project_Hel.


Restitched posted a comparison of their game’s early development and final product.

I See Red

I See Red posted a gameplay footage comparison of their first build and current look on their official Twitter account.

Knockout City 7

The Knockout City 7 official Twitter account posted footage from the game’s early development.

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