As Rockstar comes on top of this week’s massive GTA 6 leak with sweeping copyright takedowns, fans are working to curate their own sources from the early footage. As reported by Kotaku, this involves a number of map-building efforts, with players using the leaked footage to make an early guess at GTA 6’s massive open world.
The project is reminiscent of a fan-made GTA V map created by GTA Forum users, who used the game’s promotional images and screenshots to get an early view of Los Santos. This time around, the map is being created from the leaked footage, with fans often getting creative to get around Rockstar’s copyright restrictions.
With many of the leaked images featuring in-game coordinates, fans have created bare-bones maps showing where each location is in relation to the rest. It’s moving slowly, with much of the main discussion on GTA forums about how to most accurately map the leaked content without including images that can’t be posted to the community.
Other projects hosted outside the forums have more complete maps in the works, including mini map segments from the leaked images. A map posted by Church of GTA contains some speculative roads and boundaries, as well as the more concrete details extracted from the leaks.
Until Rockstar releases more official material about the game – which is still a few years after release – the map making efforts probably won’t get much further than basic speculation. From what fans have already discovered, it looks like GTA 6 will have a huge world to explore, with a map at least as big or bigger than GTA V’s Los Santos.
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