Take-Two takes down Goat Simulator 3 ad showing leaked GTA 6 footage

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(Image credit: Coffee Stain)

Take-Two Interactive has issued a takedown notice after Goat Simulator 3 released an ad showing footage from September's massive GTA 6 leak.

In case you missed it during its tragically brief life on YouTube and other platforms, an official Goat Simulator 3 ad gave a hilarious overview of an NPC named Shaun. It was just a cute little promotional video meant to get eyes on the sequel in a way that's consistent with the Goat game's goofy, off the wall tone. Unfortunately though, the developers took the joke too far when they superimposed Shaun into some B-roll footage of the GTA 6 leak, drawing the ire of Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive's legal crew. In other words, Goat Simulator 3 f*cked around and found out.

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I was able to see the video before it got deleted, and it was genuinely hilarious. That said, as soon as I saw the leaked GTA 6 footage, I knew Goat Simulator's ad wasn't long for this world. Part of me suspects Coffee Stain North knew this too and are hoping the controversy - not to mention related articles like this one right here - will give the game some post-launch visibility ahead of the holidays.

Unfortunately, for our part, we found Goat Simulator 3's gags to be a mildly distracting front for its shallow mission structure and lack of compelling gameplay features. That's just us though! You can give it a go for yourself right now on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.