In an unexpected turn of events, Rockstar Games surprised fans by releasing the trailer for the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto 6 earlier than planned. The trailer release was prompted by an alleged leak on the social media platform X (previously Twitter), hours ahead of the scheduled unveiling.
Despite the premature reveal, the trailer became an instant sensation, amassing over 11 million views within a mere two hours of being posted on the official Rockstar Games YouTube channel.
The trailer introduces Lucia, the much-anticipated female protagonist, depicted in distinctive orange overalls and clearly situated in a prison setting. The spotlight of the trailer is on Vice City, showcasing its water-locked islands, captivating yet perilous nightlife, the iconic return of classic cars, and more. The thematic elements include a resurgence of criminal activities, wild escapades, heists, brawls, and even bayous, reaffirming GTA’s trademark larger-than-life crime narrative.
Fans eager to dive into the next chapter of the Grand Theft Auto saga will have to wait until 2025, as officially confirmed by Rockstar Games. Additionally, the company’s press release online solidified that GTA 6 is set to make its debut on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles. The unexpected trailer leak may have accelerated the reveal, but it only heightened the excitement for the forthcoming installment in this iconic gaming series.