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Don't Get Too Excited About That GTA 6 PC Leak Yet

Rockstar has been non-committal when discussing a PC release for "GTA 6," but that hasn't stopped fans from hoping that the game will come to PC at launch. So far, Rockstar has only announced the release window for the Xbox and PlayStation versions of "GTA 6," and even though a PC port is all but inevitable, answers haven't arrived as quickly as fans might have hoped. Now there's a new piece of evidence reigniting fans' hopes, but we wouldn't get too excited just yet.

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The Epic Game Store was the subject of a massive leak that started making the rounds this week. Much like SteamDB, the newly-launched EpicDB was an unofficial database of everything in the store — including listings for things that hadn't been officially announced. Leakers quickly got their hands on a treasure trove of files that seemingly showed off quite a few unreleased games.

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Many of these games were listed under codenames, but players quickly got to work deciphering them. For instance, Rockstar had a game on the list under the name "Selma," and fans excitedly tried to pin that name to a game we know. The leading theories are that "Selma" is either the PC version of "GTA 6" or the long-awaited "Red Dead Redemption" port, but despite the excitement, we should still be taking this info with a grain of salt.

Epic already put a lid on it

Although very little information from the Epic Store leaks has been officially confirmed, enough suspicious activity is happening around the leaks for gamers to put on their tinfoil hats. For one thing, EpicDB has already been taken down. For another, Epic itself has addressed the issue head on. Barely a day after the leaks popped up online, an Epic spokesperson told Eurogamer, "We released an update tonight so third-party tools can't surface any new unpublished product titles from the Epic Games Store catalog." So does that mean all the games we saw were real unpublished titles? Not necessarily.

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There are a few games in the leaks — like the upcoming fourth "BioShock" game — that we already know exist, which might help make the case that everything on the list is real. Unfortunately for anyone who wants to believe, however, some of the fan speculation has allegedly already been debunked. For instance, trusted gaming insider and investigator @billbil_kun that Rockstar's "Selma" isn't a secret "Red Dead Redemption" port, but they also confirmed that Sony's "The Last of Us Part 2" port is real. All in all, these leaks are a mixed bag.

Gamers are playing detective with the leaks

The EpicDB shutdown, lack of developer comments, and even the debunking by various sources hasn't been enough to tamp down how excited some gamers are feeling right now. That's probably because these leaks, real or not, are basically a game in and of themselves. With all the codenames in the Epic Game Store files, fans have been coming out of the woodwork to try their hands at being super sleuths.

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Fans suspect that two Square Enix games codenamed "Skobeloff" and "Momo" are a "Final Fantasy 16" port and a "Final Fantasy 9" remake, respectively — both of which have been highly anticipated for some time. Some still hold onto hope for the "GTA 6" PC release, while others have noted that the file size of the game codenamed "Selma" is entirely too small to be Rockstar's next massive game. Then again, placeholder info could have been used for this listing. It's just too early to tell for sure, and that has given fans reason to continue speculating.

Others are using what's not in the leaks as a way of confirming the entire package. "No Bloodborne, must be real," quipped one Redditor. For now, gamers have plenty to entertain themselves with, and that's good. It doesn't seem like any publishers are rushing to comment on the leaks one way or another.

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