Well, that didn’t take long. While the first thing some players did when the latest GTA Online DLC launched was to dive straight into the fabulous lives of criminal kingpins running the Los Santos black market, others decided to dive right into the game files to see what they can dig up.
Data mining has been the primary form of information leaking among the GTA 5 community pretty much ever since the PC version launched. Due to the way development pipelines work, Rockstar basically has much of the next DLC ready by the time they release the current one. In order to “set the stage” for the next release, bits and pieces of it already make it into the game with the files for the one launched.
Of course, none of these are – normally – accessible to the player. However, when you’re dealing with the massive community of coders, crackers, hackers and all other kinds of crafty tech savvy people on PC, chances are stuff you put into the files won’t stay secret.
There have been some pretty large-scale leaks in the past, such as the one which pretty much revealed all of the content in Executives and Other Criminals, or the one that leaked Lowriders and also caused a community-wide anti-leaker outrage.
The biggest DLC to hit GTA Online since “Heists, Further Adventures in Finance and Felony” was released yesterday and added a ton of new vehicles to the game, including 6 cars. Unfortunately, neither of the three supercars released broke any speed records, so fans are left wanting.
But they may not be left wanting for long. Mere hours after the update went live, the first leak – and no pushover either – was posted online, showing loaded up 3D models of three new cars. These have since been loaded up in-game as well, showing their color schemes and other details that the greybox model just doesn’t convey.
The three cars are the Seven 70, the Proto Tipo and the Pfister 811. The Seven 70 is seemingly based on a Corvette and an Aston Martin, the Proto Tipo might have been inspired by a Bugatti and the Pfister has some clear Porsche elements. (of course, this may not be correct, since I’m no car nut.)
The leak also contained the in-game blurb for the Pfister, written in perfect satirical Rockstar style. This is possibly the first electric car to make it to GTA 5, but it definitely is the first electric sports car in the game. It will be interesting to see how these rides measure up to the competition in terms of speed.
Meet the future of hybrid tech: Pfister took billions of dollars in subsidies for low-carbon research and used it to refine an electric motor until it gives more kick than a turbo charger. And don’t worry about accidentally investing in the environment: the assembly process alone produces enough CO2 to offset two thousand acres of otherwise useless rainforest. Win-win.
These cars will either be added as a mini-update where they’re the only content, or they may be part of a larger DLC to come. Chances are these aren’t coming in the Stunt Ready DLC, which was revealed some time ago, since that will be bringing an overhaul to the GTA Online Content Creator as well as new rides tricked out specifically for stunting.
There is no official word on the release date of Stunt Ready, or these leaked rides.
Which of the three new leaked GTA Online vehicles do you like the most in terms of looks?