GTA 6 Trailer Debuts Early After Leak

By Moe S December 5, 2023

The highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA VI) trailer, long shrouded in rumor and speculation, has finally been unveiled by Rockstar Games. Initially scheduled for a planned debut, the trailer leaked less than a day before, prompting an early release. Set to launch in 2025 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, the game takes players to Vice City and the broader state of Leonida, Rockstar’s version of Florida.

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Confirming the development of the next GTA game, Rockstar revealed intriguing details through the trailer. As rumored, GTA VI will introduce two male and female protagonists. The female character seems to be an ex-convict, and glimpses of in-game social media resembling TikTok and Instagram Reels are showcased. The game humorously references “Florida Man,” the setting includes the Leonida wetlands and Vice City, Rockstar’s take on Miami.

Among the disclosed details are scenes featuring an airboat, police bodycam footage, an alligator extracted from a backyard pool, dirt bikes, quads, Weazel News’s return, vibrant neon aesthetics, and a convenience store robbery. The setting is Leonida, a neon-soaked environment encompassing Vice City and beyond.

Rockstar founder Sam Houser expressed excitement about GTA VI, stating it continues its efforts to push the limits of immersive, story-driven, open-world experiences. The press release says this is the “biggest, most immersive” installment in the Grand Theft Auto series.

While the trailer sets the mood and confirms the name, setting, and 2025 release window, specific details about the game’s advancement from Grand Theft Auto V remain undisclosed. The future of GTA Online is still being determined, leaving players to wonder if Rockstar will introduce a new standalone mode, enhance the existing game, or pursue an alternative strategy.

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The leaked trailer prompted Rockstar to address the situation on Twitter, urging viewers to watch the official release on YouTube. The unexpected leak disappointed some Rockstar employees, including senior gameplay designer Javier Altman, who wanted to experience the trailer for the first time with colleagues.

GTA VI is slated for release on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2025. However, a PC version was not mentioned in the press release. The absence of PC details has left the gaming community speculating about the potential release on the platform, considering Rockstar’s historical release patterns and engagement with the modding community. While the trailer has generated widespread excitement, PC gamers eagerly await further information on the game’s eventual availability on their platform.