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.
Potential spoilers follow, obviously.
Now, people haven't managed to decrypt the download such that they can actually play it according to Rockstar Informer, so there's no gameplay. But they've found other stuff. For example: it's supposed to be an 18 GB download.
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:
West Coast Classics
N.W.A. - Appetite For Destruction
Snoop Dogg Dr. Dre - Still D.R.E
Snoop Dogg Dr. Dre - The Next Episode
Geto Boys - Mind Playin' Tricks
Tha Dogg Pound Ft. Mack 10 - Nothin' But The Cavi Hit
Too $hort - So You Want To Be A Gangster
Kausion - What You Wanna Do (Ft. Ice Cube)
Ice Cube - You Know How We Do It
Classic Rock Stations
Steve Miller Band - Rock 'N Me
Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
Julian Lennon - Too Late for Goodbyes
Greg Kihn Band - The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)
The Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes
Kano - Can't Hold Back (Your Loving)
Rick James - Give It to Me Baby
Evelyn "Champagne" King - I'm in Love
Eddie Murphy - Party All the Time
D Train - You're the One for Me
T.S.O.L. - Abolish Government/Silent Majority
Suicidal Tendencies - Subliminal
Fear - The Mouth Don't Stop (The Trouble with Women IS)
Radio Los Santos
Gucci Mane Ft. Ciara - Too Hood (Looks like he's in.)
[The Alchemist + Oh No (Gangrene)](?????)
Clyde Carson, The Team - Slow Down
PROBLEM ft. Glasses Malone - Say That Then
Ab-Soul – Illuminate (Thank you xl2onald)
Kelly Rowland - Work (Freemasons Remix)
Game - Ali Bomaye (Explicit) ft. 2 Chainz, Rick Ross
Soulwax FM (Pretty sure this is correct.)
FKCLUB - The Strange Art (ID Remix) (Thanks Flitskikker)
Joe Goddard feat. Valentina - Gabriel (Soulwax Remix)
Green Velvet & Harvard Bass - Lazer Beams
Zombie Nation - Tryouts Goose - Synrise (Soulwax Remix)
Tiga - Plush (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
Pulp - After You (Soulwax Remix)
The Hacker - Shockwave (Gesaffelstein Remix)
Non-stop Pop FM
Corona - The Rhythm of the Night.
Modjo - Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
Rihanna - Only Girl Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
Aphex Twins - Windowlicker Robyn - Every Heartbeat
The Blackout ALlstars - I Like It
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Fergie - Glamorous ft. Ludacris
Hall And Oates - Adult Education
Waylon Jennings - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar - Hood Gone Love It
Ogden's Nut Gone Flake - Small Faces
The Dogg Pound - What Would You Do
The Game - Ali Bomaye ft. 2 Chainz, Rick Ross
Bernard Wright - Haboglabotribin'
Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (Club Version)
Zapp - Heartbreaker. Pt. 1, Pt. 2
Chief Keef - Love Sosa (Not 100% on this song.)
Inner Circle - Bad Boys (hahaha, perfect song.)
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
Outkast - Elevators (Me & You)
Regulate - Warren G and Nate Dogg
Jane Child - Don't Wanna Fall In Love (Thanks Xl2onald)
We contacted Rockstar about the matter and got the usual "We don't comment on rumors 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.
(Via neoGAF, Reddit, GTAForums and Rockstar Informer)