Yesterday the Gamescom Opening Night Live took place in its usual format, a conference which Geoff Keighley presented. Throughout the celebration, we saw different announcements of some of the upcoming video games. Still, undoubtedly one of the moments that stole the show was when two intruders snuck on stage to ask for the announcement of GTA 6.
Intruders sneak on stage at Gamescom Opening Night Live
Yesterday, veteran Bethesda Softworks composer Inon Zur performed a live performance of a track from the Starfield soundtrack as scheduled. However, the event took an unexpected turn when two men managed to bypass security and were able to enter the stage, surprisingly. Although only one person can be seen on stage in the video, it has now been confirmed that two were involved.
Now, one of the two men managed to approach Keighley to seize the microphone. However, Keighley managed to maintain his composure during the intruder’s unexpected appearance on stage. This person shouted to the audience, “Bill Clinton wants to play GTA 6.”
It is safe to say that GTA 6 is a game with virtually no chance of being announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live. This event usually focuses on previously announced games and concentrates on lower-budget announcements.
On the other hand, the other intruder who sneaked onto the stage was smiling at the cameras and wore a T-shirt inviting all spectators to follow them on their TikTok account. However, there was not too much commotion on social media about the two men’s interruption to the stage. This fact proves that the saying “The sequels are never as good as the original” is completely right.
Recall that these two men wanted to repeat the Gamescom performance, where one person cut in and gave an alarming shout-out where he mentioned Bill Clinton.
For the 3rd time, a known German stage crasher goes on stage and yells “Bill Clinton, I want to play GTA 6” at #gamescom2023 pic.twitter.com/Jz0ennr2A3
— GTA 6 Trailer Countdown ⏳ (@GTAVI_Countdown) August 22, 2023
The intruders at Gamescom Opening Night Live
Apparently, the intruders who crashed Gamescom Opening Night Live are not the first time they have pulled this prank. These two people have a history of circumventing security at various broadcasts to express their emotions.
If they had waited a little longer before sneaking on stage, the two intruders at Gamescom Opening Night Live might have shared the platform with Todd Howard. Something similar to their predecessor did the year before with Hidetaka Miyazaki. However, the incursion of these two men only lasted a few seconds before security removed them from the stage.
In the end, the prank was only a minor setback. Keighley, for his part, said he was “really disappointed” before continuing with the show.