A new trailer for Goat Simulator 3 has seemingly been hit with take-down notices by Take-Two after it incorporated leaked Grand Theft Auto 6 footage.
As reported by Eurogamer, Coffe Stain North released a new trailer for Goat Simulator 3, though you’ll have a hard time finding it now after it was hit with DMCA takedowns. The reason? The trailer used leaked footage from GTA 6 as part of the video.
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In Eurogamer’s report, the trailer begins with an NPC named Shaun who was being fake interviewed for his role as a ragdoll NPC in Goat Simulator 3. According to Shaun, he attended the “most prestigious rag-dolling school in the world.”
However, when asked about his other work, Shaun says that he has “other stuff in the pipeline, other, big game worlds. You can actually see me in some footage that was leaked a couple months ago.”
Shaun then points to clips of the GTA 6 leaks with himself edited in. And this is the footage that led to Take-Two issuing takedowns of the trailer.
NEWS: Take-Two issued a takedown notice against the Goat Simulator video, amid to a cool marketing video which showed a edited snippet of the next GTA title from the leaks back in September. pic.twitter.com/ZcLP0uXIwk
— Ben (@videotech_) December 20, 2022
Screenshots of the Goat Simulator Twitter account showcasing the trailer now features a black screen with the familiar “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
The GTA 6 leak was from September when Rockstar Games confirmed the veracity of a series of clips that found their way online. Rockstar worked to remove the footage from the internet calling it “early development footage” illegally taken from its systems.
The studio says that despite the leak, “work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned.”
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.