A trailer for “Grand Theft Auto VI,” the next installment of the wildly popular and violent game franchise, has been released early online after it had leaked. The trailer reveals that the sixth chapter is coming in 2025, according to developer Rockstar Games.
The highly anticipated trailer surpassed 13 million views within its first few hours on Youtube.
The trailer was originally supposed to go up on Tuesday, December 5 at 9 am PST. However, in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Rockstar Games said, “Our trailer has leaked so please watch the real thing on YouTube.”
GTA 6, the next chapter of the action-adventure franchise, has been a long time coming. GTA 5 was released in 2013.
The trailer features a female protaganist, Lucia, who appears to go a crime spree through crowded beaches, city highways and clubs with her partner in a Bonnie-and-Clyde scenario.
Rockstar Games, owned by Take-Two Interactive, has struggled with leaks. In 2022, hackers leaked unreleased footage from its next iteration of GTA. The video gaming community was rocked by the emergence online of screenshots and game-play videos, which the company confirmed were real and had been leaked as the result of a “network intrusion.”
“We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto,” Rockstar Games announced at the time in a statement posted to what was then Twitter.
– CNN’s Catherine Thorbecke contributed to this report.
Report publish on Forbes says Rockstar Drops ‘GTA 6’ Trailer Live After Leaks, Plus Release Date Window
Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 6 has been plagued by leaks for years now, some massive old ones, and some smaller new ones, but after the full trailer apparently made its way online late today, they have just dropped the full GTA 6 trailer live now instead of waiting until 9 AM tomorrow like they were originally planning to.
Here it is, in all its glory, and it is way way more involved than I would say the initial GTA 5 trailer was, showing a huge scope and perhaps the most impressive part, its character tech.
We do in fact meet Lucia, who begins in prison, and we get the beginnings of her Bonnie and Clyde type story with Jason, the two long-leaked protagonists. But if you didn’t tell me that there were two protagonists in GTA 6, I would think she might be the only one judging by this trailer. There are two…right?
Also yes, it’s called GTA 6, as if that was a question, but they would never actually say that out loud until this moment.
The return to Vice City and the surrounding area is a far, far cry from Tommy Vercetti’s era. Judging by the cars, I definitely think this is meant to be present day. There is a lot of, what shall we call it, “Florida antics” seen in the trailer, the wildness of GTA mixed with the general…quirkiness of the region. This ranges from yacht parties with models to gators invading convenience stores to just a lot more twerking than I thought would be in a ninety second GTA 6 trailer. That’s gotta be a GTA 6 Online emote.
It just looks incredible. Usually the focus is on the sweeping, sprawling landscapes of GTA, but here in GTA 6, I find myself much more captivated with its actual citizens. Not just because of their weirdness, but the tech here, and not just in a lead like Lucia, looks phenomenal, and should help bring Grand Theft Auto to life in a way that we haven’t seen to date. Yes, it’s a decade after the last game, but this is a leap forward in a way I wasn’t fully expecting, even after the leaks. And it will put it ahead of many of its rivals in the space. Not that it needs the help, of course.
Finally, we have a date. Well, we have a year. That would be 2025, which will likely be spring if Take Two is still wanting it to come out in its next fiscal year, which will end in March of 2025. So that quarter is probably your window, barring any further delays.
An absolutely fantastic trailer here that is no doubt going to be viewed millions of times in a few hours and likely set some records in the industry shortly after that. And even with just a 90 second spot here, it already feels like it’s impossible GTA 6 doesn’t deliver.
Report on livemint says GTA 6 trailer launched: Check release date, new characters and all that’s confirmed
Rockstar Games finally released the trailer for its long-awaited Grand Theft Auto 6 on Tuesday, hours ahead of schedule thanks to a supposed trailer leak on social media platform X (formerly Twitter). As expected, the trailer quickly went viral on YouTube, with the video garnering over 11 million views in the 2-hour window since it was posted on the official Rockstar Games channel on YouTube.
The GTA 6 trailer confirms many of the leaks that have been circulating around the open-world game, while a subsequent press release from Rockstar Games revealed that the game will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Series S in 2025. However, there was no update on when or if the game would be coming to PC, much to the dismay of many PC gaming enthusiasts.
While confirming that the trailer for the upcoming game has indeed been leaked, Rockstar Games said on X: “Our trailer has leaked so please watch the real thing on YouTube”
The trailer leak comes on the heels of a GTA 6 gameplay video going viral on TikTok, which gave a sneak peek at the highly anticipated gameplay and map of upcoming game, and sent the gaming community into a frenzy.
The GTA 6 trailer introduces the series’ first female protagonist, Lucia, who is seen in a prison at the start of the trailer. Later in the video, Lucia and her boyfriend are seen pulling off Bonnie and Clyde-style heists in Vice City.
In a statement about GTA 6, Rockstar Games said: “Grand Theft Auto VI heads to the state of Leonida, home to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City and beyond in the biggest, most immersive evolution of the Grand Theft Auto series yet.”
Rockstar Games‘ parent company, Take-Two Interactive, previously said it expects the game to generate $8 billion in net bookings by 2025, Bloomberg reported. Notably, the Grand Theft Auto series, which began in 1997, has sold more than 400 million units to date, with the last iteration of the series released in 2013. The more than decade-long gap between the release of GTA 5 and GTA 6 has left the game’s loyal fanbase eager for a peek at the new game.
GTA 5 is the second best-selling video game of all time, selling over 190 million copies worldwide, behind only Microsoft’s Minecraft, which has sold over 300 million copies, according to data cited by CNBC.