After more than a decade of anticipation, Rockstar Games is set to deliver the much-awaited sequel to the iconic Grand Theft Auto 5. The next instalment, unofficially referred to as Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6), will be unveiled on December 5 through its first official trailer. While details about the game have been scarce due to Rockstar’s notorious secrecy, a significant leak in 2022 provided some insight into the game’s setting, characters, and features. In this comprehensive overview, we delve into everything known about Grand Theft Auto 6 and GTA 6 Trailer so far.
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The Decisive GTA 6 Trailer Release
Rockstar Games has officially confirmed that the first trailer for GTA 6 Trailer will be unveiled on December 5 at 9 a.m. EST/6 a.m. PST. The announcement, made on the platform formerly known as Twitter, carries a distinct Floridian flavour, hinting at the game’s setting.
While the official title of the next Grand Theft Auto game remains undisclosed, it is widely speculated to be Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6 Trailer). Rockstar’s reluctance to provide a proper name adds an air of mystery, heightening the excitement among fans.
Release Date Speculations
Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, has hinted at a potential release window for GTA 6. In August, they indicated a “significant inflection point” during the 2025 fiscal year, suggesting a release between April 1, 2024, and March 31, 2025. However, Rockstar’s history of delaying major releases for polish introduces an element of uncertainty, even if a 2024 release is targeted.
Unprecedented Leak: What We Know
In 2022, an unprecedented leak provided a glimpse into the in-development version of Grand Theft Auto 6. Over 90 videos, totaling 50 minutes of footage, surfaced on GTAForums. The leak, attributed to a hacker who gained access to Rockstar Games’ internal Slack, showcased robberies, gunplay, open-world driving, police chases, and more. The game’s graphical treatment displayed realism consistent with the GTA series’ signature style.
Setting: Return to Vice City
According to the leak and early reporting, Grand Theft Auto 6 is set to return to Vice City, the GTA version of Miami. Explored previously in 2002’s Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and its 2006 prequel Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, GTA 6 will present a modern-day narrative inspired by Bonnie and Clyde, featuring two protagonists named Jason and Lucia. Lucia marks the series’ first female lead playable protagonist in a mainline game.
While officially confirmed by Rockstar in February 2022, Grand Theft Auto 6 has been reportedly in development since 2014. The extended development timeline underscores Rockstar’s commitment to delivering a game that lives up to the legacy of its predecessors.
Platforms and Potential Switch Release
The platforms for Grand Theft Auto 6 remain unconfirmed, but it is expected to launch on PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X. Unlike previous releases with staggered launches, Rockstar might opt for a simultaneous release across all platforms. Additionally, there’s speculation about a release on Nintendo’s Switch successor, given Rockstar’s prior support for the platform with titles like L.A. Noire and Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition.
Price Point: Standard or Premium?
Rockstar and Take-Two have yet to announce the price point for Grand Theft Auto 6, but industry trends suggest a standard $69.99 for AAA games with substantial budgets. Dismissing unfounded rumours about exorbitant pricing, it is essential to await official confirmation before making assumptions.
Future of GTA Online: Speculations Abound
The fate of Grand Theft Auto Online when GTA 6 launches remains uncertain. Given the immense popularity of GTA Online, it is likely to continue, possibly with ambitious plans for an online mode for GTA 6. Rockstar may run two versions of the online experience, each tailored to the respective games, but official details on the future of GTA Online remain shrouded in secrecy.
A New Era Beckons
As the gaming world braces for the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer on December 5, the excitement and speculation surrounding the game reach unprecedented levels. Rockstar Games, known for crafting immersive experiences, has kept the majority of GTA 6 under wraps. The unveiling promises to usher in a new era of open-world crime and exploration, marking the next chapter in the storied Grand Theft Auto franchise. Stay tuned for the reveal, as Teyvat awaits a groundbreaking addition to its virtual landscape.